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The Bullitt History of Medicine Club is pleased to announce an essay competition for 2015, now open to all UNC-Chapel Hill students. Funded by UNC alumnus S. Gregory Boyd (MD ’03, JD ’04), the award honors Dr. William McLendon and Dr. Colin Thomas, Jr., and recognizes scholarly excellence in the history of health sciences.

Purpose: To encourage interest and recognize scholarship in the history of medicine, theMcLendon-Thomas Award in the History of Medicine, with a prize of $500, will be given annually for the best unpublished essay on an historical topic in the health sciences.

Eligibility: Any current student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill may submit an essay. Prior winners are not eligible.

Format: The essay may address any aspect of the history of the health sciences and should be 3000-5000 words in length.  

Judging: Faculty advisors of the Bullitt History of Medicine of Club will assemble a team of faculty members from various departments to judge the scholarship and quality of the submissions. The winner will be encouraged to present the essay at a program of the Bullitt Club.

Submissions: Entries must be submitted on or before September 30th, 2015.

Entries should be sent electronically via email attachment to Dr. Elizabeth Dreesen (

Questions concerning the award can also be directed to Dr. Dreesen:

Elizabeth Dreesen, M.D.

4009 Burnett-Womack

CB# 7228

The University of North Carolina

Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Tel: 919-966-4389


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