2017 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine

Awards were announced at an Awards Ceremony at Harvard Medical School on Saturday 6th May 2017.†

2017 Hippocrates winners

Winners: FPM Open Awards - Alisha Kaplan, Toronto, Canada; Claire Collison, London, England; Rosie Jackson, Somerset, England.

Winners: FPM Health Professional Awards - Kathy D’Arcy, Cork, Ireland;†Andrew Dimitri, Sydney Australia; Iora Dawes, Stafford, England

Winner: Hippocrates Young Poets Prize - Erin O’Malley, Pennsylvania, USA

See below for links to all results, to poet biographies and to notes about the poems.

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Order the 2017 Hippocrates Anthology of 60 winning and commended poems

Judges for 2017 International Open and Health Professional Awards:†Neal Baer, Harvard-trained American paediatrician and producer of ER; Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Jorie Graham; Jackie Kay, Scottish Makar (National Poet Laureate; and Professor Owen Lewis, New York, USA.†

Young Poets Judge for 2017: Maya C Popa, New York, USA

HEALTH PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY

Winning and commended poems
Biographies and inspiration for the poems

OPEN CATEGORY

Winning and commended poems
Biographies and inspiration for the poems

YOUNG POET CATEGORY

Winner and shortlisted poets
Biographies and inspiration for the poems

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The Hippocrates Prize, awarded annually since 2010:

- the Young Poets Prize and†commendations

- the Open Award with a 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize and 20 commendations

-†Award for Health Professional-related staff and†Health Professional†students from anywhere in the world: a 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize and 20 commendations

In its first 7 years, the Hippocrates Prize has attracted over 8000 entries from over 60 countries, from the Americas to Fiji and Finland to Australasia.†

The winning poems and†commendations in Hippocrates Open, NHS and Young Poets Awards will be published in the annual Hippocrates Prize Anthology.

Judges for 2017 International Open and Health Professional Awards: Neal Baer,†American paediatrician, and Emmy Award winning television writer and producer,†Jackie Kay, Scottish poet laureate (Makar) and Professor Owen Lewis, New York, USA

Young Poets Judge for 2017: Maya C Popa, New York, USA

Awards date:†Saturday 6th May 2017 at Harvard Medical School, Cambridge MA, USA

The winning poems and†commendations in all the 2017 Hippocrates Awards will be published in the annual Hippocrates Prize Anthology.

With a prize fund of £5500 for winning poems in the Open International category and NHS category, and £500 for the Young Poets Award, the Hippocrates Prize is one of the highest value poetry awards in the world for a single poem. The prize comprises a 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize and 20 commendations in each of the Open and NHS categories and further commendations in the Young Poets Award. In its first 7 years, the Hippocrates Prize has attracted over 7000 entries from 61 countries, from the Americas to Fiji and Finland to Australasia.†

Awards for the 2017 Prize will be announced by the judges at a ceremony at the end of the 8th International Symposium on Poetry and Medicine.†

The 2017 Hippocrates Awards for Poetry and Medicine were announced by judges Jorie Graham, Neal Baer and Maya Catherine Popa at the†Awards Ceremony†at Harvard Medical School on Saturday 6th May 2017.†

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See our press release on the 2017 Hippocrates Awards for poetry and medicine

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The 2017 Hippocrates Awards were organised by the Hippocrates Initiative in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Initiative of Harvard Medical School.

The 2017 Hippocrates awards comprised

– the Young Poets Prize - supported by healthy heart charity the Cardiovascular Research Trust

– the FPM HIppocrates Open Award with a 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize and 29 commendations - supported†

– the†Health Professional†Award for Health Professional-related staff and†Health Professional†students from†anywhere in the world: a 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize and 20 commendations

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Support for the 2017 Hippocrates Awards for Poetry and Medicine

The Hippocrates Open Awards and Health Professional Awards were supported by the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine. The FPM is a UK medical society founded in 1918, which publishes the international journals the†Postgraduate Medical Journal†and†Health Policy and Technology.

See more about the FPM by clicking on the logo

The 2017 Hippocrates Young Poets Prize was supported by†the Healthy Heart Charity the†Cardiovascular Research Trust, founded in 1996, which promotes research and education for the prevention and treatment of disorders of the heart and circulation.

See more about the CVRT by clicking on the logo

Anthony Fretwell-Downing is the major individual patron of the the 2017 Hippocrates Awards. He is†former Advisory Board Chair of the University of Sheffield’s Management School and is currently a member of the CBI SME Enterprise Forum.



†© Hippocrates initiative 2012: hippocrates.poetry@gmail.com