Medical Student Essay Award
Created to honor outstanding academic promise
The selected winner of the creative writing contest will receive up to $1000 for reimbursement of travel expenses to attend the 2019 AAP Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts September 4-7, where s/he will present the essay. The theme is: The Art of Communication in Psychiatry: Connecting with the Patient.
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 The work must be an original unpublished essay of 2000 words or less.
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, 2019
For additional inquiries, contact Heidi Combs, MD, Medical Student Education Caucus Chair, at email@example.com.