$2,000 cash prize
The competition was to write a 150-250 word short essay
2018 winner: Emily Varnadoe
For her essay on her future patients in maternity. It's at the top of the shortlisted entries below.
Essay Theme: "Future Patients"
What entrants were asked to do
Do you know who your future patients are? What do you imagine about them and how will you help them?
Healthcare is an area where the aim is to help people achieve better physical, mental or social health outcomes. By studying health, you are preparing for a career in service of others. But do you know who those people might be? What could be the characteristics of a typical patient or client? Why do they need your help and how will your education enable you to serve them?
Please tell us what you imagine for your future career when you are helping individuals towards a better life.