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Competition open for Medical Humanities and Health Studies Student Essay Award

Jan. 24, 2013

The Medical Humanities and Health Studies Program is once again opening competition for the MHHS Student Essay Award.

This book award recognizes the best essays on the humanistic and/or social aspects of medicine and health care written by IUPUI undergraduate and graduate students. Papers written for courses on the IUPUI campus within the last two years (i.e., since Spring semester, 2011) are eligible.

The paper must be written by an undergraduate or graduate/professional student for a course taken at IUPUI, and written within the past two academic years on a subject that utilizes the perspectives of the humanities or health studies (i.e., ethical, legal, social, historical, etc.) to gain a broader understanding of medicine and health care. Graduate theses and dissertations are not eligible for this award. 

The typical paper should be between 10 to 25 double-spaced and numbered pages in length, and submitted on a clean, typed hard copy, or electronically in a Microsoft Word or PDF document. Hard copies should be delivered to Cavanaugh 406, and electronic copies attached to an email to jizukac@iupui.edu.

Confirmations of receipt of entries will be emailed to the applicants. Entries received after the deadline cannot be accepted or considered for the competition. 

The paper must have a separate title page with the following information: 

  • student’s name, address, telephone number and email address 
  • date the paper was written 
  • the course for which it was written (please include course number, title and instructor) 
  • student status at the time of writing, and current student status. 

The remaining pages should not have any identifying information, but should have the paper title and page numbers. 

Papers will be judged by the Medical Humanities Program Committee, and the award will be announced at the 2013 Liberal Arts Honors Convocation ceremonies. In the event of a tie, awards will be given to each of the winners. Undergraduate papers are judged separately from graduate papers. 

Submissions are due 5 p.m. Monday, March 4.

For more information, contact Judi Campbell at 317-274-4740 or jizukac@iupui.edu or visit the Medical Humanities and Health Studies Essay Award website.

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