2017 Health Professional Category: winning and commended poets

SELECTED BY THE JUDGES

Neal Baer

Jorie Graham

Jackie Kay

Owen Lewis


Biographies of the poets

Order the 2017 Hippocrates Anthology of 60 winning and commended poems

WINNING POEMS 

2017 FPM HIPPOCRATES HEALTH PROFESSIONAL FIRST PRIZE 
Kathy D'Arcy, Cork, Ireland  
Inside

2017 FPM HIPPOCRATES HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SECOND PRIZE  
Andrew Dimitri, St Pauls, NSW, Australia  
It Will Make a Fine Hospital

2017 FPM HIPPOCRATES HEALTH PROFESSIONAL THIRD PRIZE  
Iora Dawes, Stafford, England  
Children's Ward Week Two

 
COMMENDED POEMS

Mo Abu-Bakra, Ascot, England  Ida’s Light

Louise Aronson, San Francisco, CA, USA  Dear Patient

Louise Aronson, San Francisco, CA, USA  Found Medical Poetry

Rachel Bingham, London, England  Bedside Teaching

Rachel Bingham, London, England  Crem Forms

Debby Jo Blank, Portland, OR, USA  Contrail

Roger Bloor, Newcastle-under-Lyme, England  The Memory Clinic

Kathy D'Arcy, Cork, Ireland  Exploratory Surgery

Andrew Dimitri, St Pauls, NSW, Australia  Erbil 2

Mary Dowd, Yarmouth, Maine, USA  A Visit to the Dermatologist

Joseph Gascho, Hummelstown, PA, USA  Death Breakfast

Joseph Gascho Hummelstown, PA, USA  The Medical Student's First Code Blue

Joseph Gascho, Hummelstown, PA, USA  The Medical Student's First IV

Helen Gibson, Helensburgh, Argyll & Bute, Scotland  The Neurosurgical Teaching Round

Aaron Hauptmann, New York, New York, USA  Early Morning Philosophy at the Children's Psychiatric Hospital 

Maeve Henry, Oxford, England  Semmelweiss Writes from the Madhouse

Leah Kaminsky, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia  The McGill Pain Questionnaire

Valerie Laws, Whitley Bay, England  Before the NHS: My Mother’s Appendicitis 

Ma. Arlene Lee-Ledesma, Manila, Philippines Grandfather's Dementia

Shelley McAlister, Eastergate, Chichester, England  Smoking Shelter Exit B

Margaret McArthur, Ross-on-Wye, England  Bone China

David Camillus McCrory, Belfast, Antrim, Northern Ireland  Being Martha

Cheryl Moskowitz, London, England  Estimating the Time of Death

Daniel Racey, Bovey Tracey, Devon, England  The Learning of Flies

Khadija Rouf, Witney, England Care

Karen Patricia Schofield, Newcastle-under-Lyme, England  From this Day Forward

Helen Catherine Sheppard, Bristol, England  Opening

Joseph Tobias, New York, New York, USA  In Chiapas

Joanna Watson, Leicester, England  Facing the unfacin

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