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Michael Pittilo Essay Prize 2015

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Now closed: details of the 2016 award will be published soon.
The College of Medicine’s 2015 Michael Pittilo Student Essay Prize

We welcome entries from students studying a health or social care subject at undergraduate level or above.

Now in its sixth year, this prestigious award is named after the late Professor Michael Pittilo, Vice Chancellor of Robert Gordon University, a scientist, educationalist and champion of inter-professional education.

This year’s title is:

What does personal and professional resilience mean to you? How could this be supported to benefit both your professional life and your patients/clients?

Entries should consider the roles of patient dignity, self-management, health promotion, illness prevention, health worker resilience. Where possible please provide examples of good practice or innovation, projects are also welcomed.

First prize includes:

  •  £500
  • Publication in the International Therapist Journal and on the College’s website.
  • The opportunity to present at the College’s autumn event in London.

2nd and 3rd prize runners up will receive cash prizes and an invitation to the Autumn event to collect their certificates

Essay guidelines:

  • Word limit – 1,500
  • Preferred referencing style: Harvard or Vancouver
  • Please include your name, course, year, university and contact email at the bottom.

Deadline for entries is Friday 26th June 2015. Enquiries/submissions email:

Need inspiration? – read some of the winning essays from previous years here.

Michael Pittilo Essay Prize poster – download to display at your college or university.

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