The following award programs recognize medical student achievement.
AMA Medical Education Innovation Challenge
Students—How would you change medical education?
For its Medical Education Innovation Challenge, the AMA is seeking proposals from students on how to transform medical education to better prepare future physicians for the evolving health care system. The top three teams will win cash prizes, and their proposals will be shared with key members of the medical education community.
Who can participate: Teams of two to four students (an MD or a DO student must create and lead the team)
What are the prizes: The first-place team will win $5,000, and the second- and third-place teams will win $3,000 and $1,000, respectively. The first-place team also will be invited to present their innovation at the Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium meeting in March 2016.
American Medical Student Research Journal
Enid Balint Essay contest (2nd Biennial)
The American Balint Society (ABS) is hosting the 2nd Biennial Enid Balint Essay contest. This contest is open to medical students and all other health care professional students and residents in the United States and Canada. The topic is "The Clinical-Patient Relationship - the therapeutic value of the clinical encounter." In keeping with the ABS mission, the contest intends to encourage students and residents to relfect on their patient encounters, and to inspire others in their caring relationships.
For further information about this contact, please contact John R. Freedy, MD, PhD.
James "Rhio" O'Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund
Please address some or all of the following questions:
- Should cancer patients and doctors be able to use whatever treatments they like in treating cancer? Why?
- What are some examples of “alternative therapies” and why do cancer patients use them when they are not FDA approved?
- Should medicinal medicine and folk medicine have any relevancy in cancer?
- It is estimated that it costs over $400 million to bring a new cancer drug to market. Does that establish roadblocks for the testing and approval of alternative therapies?
- What changes or improvements should be made in our healthcare system and the way we treat cancer in this country so that cancer is no longer the leading cause of death in Americans under age 85?
Scholarship reward is $1,000.00
To receive a scholarship application which will include the rules and deadlines, please send an email to: email@example.com . Please put the word "Scholarship" in the subject line.
Jameson Crane III Disability and the Law Writing Competition
Questions should be directed to Professor Susan Bisom-Rapp.
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.
William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition
The Department of Family and Community Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) is sponsoring its 34th annual poetry writing competition during the 2015-2016 academic year. The competition is open to students attending colleges of medicine or osteopathy in the United States or Canada. Preliminary judging will be done by the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University, and final judging will be by Richard M. Berlin, M.D., psychiatrist and poet from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. The editors of the Journal of Medical Humanities will review the winning poems and consider them for publication. The top three poets will be awarded $300, $200, and $100 respectively. In addition, the three winners will be invited to visit NEOMED on April 22, 2016, to read their poems. All travel expenses will be paid by NEOMED's Department of Family and Community Medicine.
Please contact Ann Williams with any questions.