Medical Humanities and Health Studies

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2014 Medical Humanities-Health Studies Student Essay Award


Sponsored by the IUPUI Medical Humanities/Health Studies Program

Deadline for Submission: March 3, 2014

The MHHS 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, 2012) are eligible.  Please see flyer here for further details.

Criteria: 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 healthcare. Graduate theses and dissertations are not eligible for this award.

 

The typical paper should be 10 to 25 double-spaced and numbered pages in length, and preferably submitted electronically (via email) as an attached Microsoft WORD or pdf document, or on a clean, typed hard copy.  Send electronic copies attached to an email to jizukac@iupui.edu, and hard copies should be delivered to Cavanaugh 141 by 5:00p.m., Monday, March 3, 2014Confirmations of receipt of entries will be emailed to the applicants. Entries received after the deadline cannot be accepted or considered for the competition.

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
  • 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.

 

Selection Process: Papers will be judged by the Medical Humanities Program Committee, and the award will be announced at the 2014 Liberal Arts Honors Convocation ceremonies. In the event of a tie, an award will be given to each of the winners. Undergraduate papers are judged separately from graduate papers.

 

For questions or more information, please call 274-4740 or email Judi Campbell at jizukac@iupui.edu.