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Entries now open for College of Medicine 2013’s Michael Pittilo Student Essay Award

The College of Medicine has today announced details about its 2013 Michael Pittilo Essay Award, which is open to all UK students studying a healthcare subject at undergraduate level or above, including medicine, midwifery, nursing and voluntary* or statutory regulated CAM therapies, and more.

Now in its fourth year, the award is named after the late Professor Michael Pittilo, Vice Chancellor of Robert Gordon University. Professor Pittilo was a scientist, educationalist and champion of inter-professional education. He was also chairman of the regulatory working groups for herbal medicine and acupuncture.

The FHT is proud to have been part of the judging panel for this award since it was first launched in 2010.

The title for the 2013 award, in line with the College’s annual theme of self-care and greater opportunities for health, is:

Q. Who cares? With services overburdened by growing demand and restricted supply, what opportunities for health creation are there to improve the accessibility and sustainability of health services in the UK?

The winner will receive £500, have their essay published in International Therapist, and the opportunity to present at the College of Medicine’s annual conference on 11th June 2013.

Entries close at 6pm, Friday, 26th April, 2013

For more information, click here

*Complementary therapies currently under the voluntary regulation of the CNHC include Alexander technique teaching, aromatherapy, Bowen therapy, craniosacral therapy, healing, hypnotherapy, massage therapies, microsystems acupuncture, naturopathy, nutritional therapy, reflexology, reiki, shiatsu, sports and remedial therapy and yoga therapy.

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