It is time for the 2016 Medical Student on Becoming a Doctor Essay Contest!
The selected winner of the creative writing contest will receive up to $1000 for reimbursement of travel expenses to attend the 2016 AAP Annual Meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico, September 21–24, 2016 where s/he will present the essay. The theme is: The Art of Communication in Psychiatry: Connecting With The Patient.
Please see below for specific details and forward this email to those in your organization that can get the word out to the students! Last year we had a record 23 submissions and I am hoping for even more this year!!
The contest is open to any student who is both currently enrolled in an accredited medical school in the United States or Canada and will be enrolled at the time of the Annual Meeting. The work must be an original unpublished essay of 2000 words or less.
The theme is: The Art of Communication in Psychiatry: Connecting With The Patient.
Essays should be submitted electronically as a *.doc, *.txt or *.rtf email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org and should include a cover page with the following information:
- Student’s Name
- Name of Medical School where enrolled, year in school
- Mailing Address, Phone Number, Email Address
Judges will be blinded to the participant and affiliated medical school. Judging will be based on originality, uniqueness, flow of thought, and appropriateness to the theme. The winner must be able to attend the Association for Academic Psychiatry Annual Meeting as indicated above.
Deadline for submission: June 1, 2016
For additional inquiries, contact Heidi Combs, MD, Medical Student Education Caucus chair, at email@example.com.
Heidi Combs, MD, MS
University of Washington Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Psychiatry Inpatient Medical Director, Harborview Medical Center
Psychiatry Clerkship Director, University of Washington School of Medicine
325 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98103