The following award programs recognize medical student achievement.
American Medical Student Research Journal
Baylor College of Medicine 12th Annual Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Awards
1. Only original poetry on a medical subject and by undergraduates currently enrolled in accredited United States medical schools is eligible.
2. By a copy of the student photograph I.D. card, entrants must document enrollment in an accredited American medical school in pursuit of the M.D. degree.
3. Each medical student may submit only one poem, not to exceed 2 pages.
4. Entries must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2014.
5. Poems must be on a medical subject.
6. Poems must be:
a. Original, not published or under consideration for publication, and not having previously received a poetry award.
b. Limited to two (2) pages, double-spaced.
c. In English; no translations from other languages.
d. Printed on 8.5 x 11 inch bond paper.
e. Accompanied by a cover page, with the following information:
Current mailing and e-mailing addresses, telephone, and fax numbers if available.
Copy of photographed student I.D. card documenting medical school enrollment.
f. Submitted in six (6) hard (print) copies, as well as emailed to Peyton Davis (Peyton.firstname.lastname@example.org).
7. Entries will not be acknowledged.
8. A distinguished panel of qualified judges will assess the poems.
9. Winners will be announced in July, 2015.
The first prize recipient will receive a cash prize of $1,000.00
The second prize recipient will receive a cash prize of $500.00
The third prize recipient will receive a cash prize of $250.00
10. The first-prize poem will become the property of the Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Awards program and will be submitted to a major medical periodical for consideration for publication. If it is accepted for publication, the publisher will own copyright.
Submissions should be sent to:
Dr. David H. Berger
Chairman, Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Awards
Professor and Vice-Chairman, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery
Attention: Peyton E. Davis
Baylor College of Medicine
BCM MS 390
One Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX 77030
The David R. Cox Prize for Rare Compassion
This Rare Disease Day, with support from the Global Genes Project, Student Advocates for Neglected Diseases (STAND) is pleased to announce an essay competition to DO, MD, and MD/PhD students nationwide. Winners of the David R. Cox Prize for Rare Compassion will receive a $1,000 prize each and significant recognition. Applicants are asked to write a reflection essay about a new relationship they've forged with a patient, family, or advocate affected by a rare or neglected disease. We're happy to help introduce interested students to patient communities in their area. Please visit https://globalgenes.org/david-r-cox-prize-for-rare-compassion/ to find out more about the David R. Cox Prize for Rare Compassion, including its requirements and the August 22nd deadline.
The Intima article submission
The Intima is an electronic journal founded in 2011 to stimulate thought, reflection, and conversation about the intersecting worlds of medicine, humanities and art, in the context of individual clinical experiences across the spectrum of health and illness.The Intima invites medical students to submit; submissions can include scholarly essays or articles; non-fiction, personal narratives; fiction; field notes; poetry; studio art; audio or visual multimedia. The next issue will be published in July; submissions are accepted on a rolling basis.