2012 marks the 10th Anniversary of the founding of the Association for Medical Humanities. To mark the occasion, the AMH is inaugurating the ‘10th Anniversary Prize’ for the best essay or essays submitted on any aspect of Medical Humanities. The winners will be invited to present a 20 minute summary of their essay at the 2012 AMH annual conference at University College Cork (9-11 July). The prize is a registration fee waiver for the conference, which provides accommodation, registration and catering costs, including the conference dinner, but does not cover travel costs.
This prize will be awarded for the best essay or essays submitted on any subject related to Medical Humanities. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Medical Identities: Patients and Professionals’, but students are free to choose any topic they wish. Essays should be no longer than 2,500-3,000 words, and the standard should be comparable to a third year dissertation. A 500-word summary should also be submitted along with the full essay, together with a title page bearing the author’s name which can be removed so that marking can be done anonymously.
Clear, well written & intelligible essay
A topic of interest and relevance in the broad field of Medical Humanities
Set out what is known about the subject already and how you will add to this.
Cite appropriate literature on the topic
Use of primary sources applauded
Entries that do not follow these instructions will not be considered.
Please email entries to the conference organisers by Friday May 10, 2012.
Check list for applicants:
>Separate title page with author’s name
>Essay, with word count (max. 3,000 words)
>Summary of the essay, no longer than 500 words
>Submission of title page, essay, and summary by email