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Michael Pittilo Student Essay Award

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feet on scalesThe College has taken over sponsorship of the prestigious Michael Pittilo Essay award and this year’s title has just been announced (with a prize of £500);

Fat chance – With obesity set to reach epidemic proportions in the UK – how might improved patient centred care reduce the burden it poses for the NHS?

For more details see the press release;

or read last year’s winning essay. 

Explore our dedicated student website here.

Entry details;

Word Count – 1,500 maximum

The deadline for entries is 3rd May 2011.  Shortlisting will be carried out in early May.  

The award winner will receive a £500 cash prize and have the opportunity to address the attendees of the inaugural College of Medicine conference at Mansion House, London, 19th May 2011.

Submissions or queries to  If you would like to print a competition poster to display at your university please download the poster below.