Writing Contest

The following award programs recognize medical student achievement.

American Medical Student Research Journal
David R. Cox Prize for Rare Compassion

Selected submissions will be considered for publication online or in print, and winning authors will additionally receive a certificate and up to $1,500 in cash prize.

Students 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 within the past 12 months.  We're happy to help introduce interested students to patient communities in their area. For such assistance, please email Carrie Ostrea, Advocacy Director, at carrieo@globalgenes.org.

Deadline: August 10, 2015

in-Training, the online magazine for medical students at in-training.org, is looking for medical students of all class years to submit written and artistic works about their experiences in medicine for peer-edited online publication.

Committed to authentically representing the medical student voice, in-Training is run entirely by medical students and serves as an outlet for budding physician-journalists, writers and artists at medical schools around the globe.

We are looking for students interested in writing about any topic relevant to the medical student community, including technology, policy, ethics, law, and literature. We are also looking for students interested in covering breaking news as reporters, writing in-depth columns about topics they are passionate about, managing our social media accounts, and artists, musicians, and poets to produce creative works for our Off the Shelf section.

No prior writing experience is required.

We invite students and faculty to visit in-Training at in-training.org and subscribe to our twice-monthly newsletter at in-training.org/newsletter. Please fill out our interest form at tinyurl.com/intraining or contact us at editorinchief@in-training.org if you are interested in writing, editing or reporting for in-Training.

in-Training is also launching a writing internship in January 2015 and is looking for highly-motivated medical students who are interested in pursuing writing as part of their future careers for one-on-one mentorship with our medical student editors.

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.