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Final Year UCLMS student, Rita Issa, wins 2nd prize in the Michael Pittilo Student Essay Award

28 May 2012

Rita Issa

Rita Issa collecting her winner’s certificate from Moira Howie, Head of Nutrition, Waitrose

Every year the College of Medicine run a high profile essay competition, the Michael Pittilo Student Essay Award, for healthcare students studying at undergraduate level or above.  This year Rita Issa, a final year medic at UCL, won 2nd prize and as part of her prize Rita was invited to attend the College's annual conference at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in London.

Now in its third year running, the 2012 essay title was: ‘In the context of constricted health budgets and a rapidly growing population of service users with multiple long-term chronic conditions, what strategies can we as health practitioners use to encourage healthy ageing?’

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