Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Awards

DEADLINE: Entries must be postmarked no later than Jan. 31, 2019

WEBSITE: https://www.bcm.edu/news/awards-honors-students/16th-annual-debakey-student-poetry-awards

For the 16th year, Baylor College of Medicine is pleased to announce the annual Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Awards.

This annual contest honors the legendary, preeminent cardiovascular surgeon, pioneering medical scientist, gifted medical educator, prolific author and scholar, and passionate advocate of optimal healthcare throughout the world. Dr. Michael E. DeBakey strongly advocated a role for the humanities in medical education and in the development of a full, enriching intellectual life.

Guidelines: 

1. Entrant must be a medical student currently pursuing a medical doctor (M.D.) degree in an accredited United States medical school.

2. Poems must be written in English (no translations from other languages), on a medical topic, no more than 50 lines, and original.

3. The submitted poem must never have been published (that is, sold to the public or transferred to another entity for sale to the public), must never have been posted on the internet for unrestricted public viewing either in written form or video, must not be under consideration for publication and must never have been awarded recognition in another writing contest. (Following submission, please do not submit the poem for public display or publication until after the award winners have been announced. Publication of your poem may result in disqualification from the award.)

4. Each medical student may submit only one poem. Your submission must be mailed and emailed with the following components:

a. One cover page that includes your name, current mailing address, e-mail address and telephone number.
b. One photocopy of a current student I.D. card documenting medical school enrollment. (If a medical school student ID is not available, either a letter of good standing from   the medical school, a current class or clinical rotation schedule dated within the past six months or a tuition bill or statement dated within the past six months is acceptable).
c. Four hard (print) copies on 8.5 x 11 inch bond paper. Do not staple any of the pages.
d. Font size must be at least 10 points.
e. Limited to two 8.5 x 11 inch pages and the aforementioned 50 lines.
f. Paragraphs should be single-spaced, and one line should be left between stanzas.
g. Put your name in the upper right header of all pages (last name followed by first name, separated by a comma). If two pages in length, please add page numbers after your name.
h. In addition, please email your cover sheet, student I.D. card photocopy and electronic version of your poem (in Microsoft Word format) to Christine Cummings at Christine.Cummings@bcm.edu.

5. Entries must be postmarked no later than Jan. 31, 2019. We will not be able to confirm receipt of your submission.

6. A distinguished panel of qualified judges will assess the poems.

7. Winners will be announced in July 2019 online.

8. 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.

9. Recognition and cash awards of the following amounts will be awarded to the three poems receiving the highest scores from the panel of judges:
•$1,000 for first prize
•$500 for second prize
•$250 for third prize

Envelopes for submissions should be marked “For the Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Awards Program” and sent to:

Neal R. Barshes, M.D., M.P.H.
Chairman, Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Awards
Associate Professor of Surgery
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine
MS: BCM390
One Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX 77030

Please contact Dipali Pathak at 713-798-4710 or pathak@bcm.edu if you have questions.

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Dr. Hugh Mahoney Scholarship Program

Middlesex North District Medical Society

The Dr. Hugh Mahoney Scholarship, sponsored by the Middlesex North District Medical Society, is available to any medical school student who is enrolled and has completed one year at an accredited medical school in the United States or Canada.

Eligibility:
Applicants must be a legal resident of one of the following towns comprising the district: Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Dunstable, Groton, Lowell, Pepperell, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro and Westford.

Deadline: January 1st

Website: http://www.massmed.org/middlesexnorth/#.WbayoMZJlaQ

Application: Click here to download an application (.pdf, 2 pages)

Please mail to: Middlesex North District Medical Society, 860 Winter Street, Waltham, MA  02451-1411.

For additional information, call (800) 944-5562 or fax (781) 464-4823.

Essex South District Medical Society

ESDMS Medical Student Scholarship Program

Philosophy:
To assist in funding the medical education of a student from an Essex South city or town.

Qualifications:

  1. Residency in an Essex South community for at least 5 years prior to college, with a desire to return and practice in this area. These communities are:  Beverly, Danvers, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Lynn, Lynnfield, Manchester, Marblehead, Middleton, Nahant, Peabody, Rockport, Salem, Saugus, Swampscott, Topsfield and Wenham, Massachusetts.
  2. Current curriculum vitae, which includes the permanent address, high school with date of graduation, and medical school with expected date of graduation.
  3. A statement of academic standing from the medical school.
  4. A letter of recommendation from a district society member, if possible.
  5. A letter that includes a statement of personal goals.

Scholarships will be awarded at the Annual Meeting of the Essex South District Medical Society (usually in April).

Website: http://www.massmed.org/essexsouth/#.WbaxH8ZJlaQ

Application Deadline: January 1st

Mail Requirements to:
Essex South District Medical Society
860 Winter Street
Waltham, MA 02451-1411.

Contact for application information:

Susan Frazier, sfrazier@mms.org OR Call 1-800-944-5562

EQuality Scholarship

Website: http://www.equalityscholarship.org/apply.html

Deadline: January 31, 2019

How to Apply & Eligibility

Applicants for all scholarships must have demonstrated service to the LGBTQ community. Applicants of all sexual orientations and gender identities are eligible.

Applicant must be:

  • enrolled or committed to enroll by the interview date in an accredited graduate school in California or a California resident attending an accredited graduate school elsewhere in the United States;
  • pursuing a graduate degree in medicine, dentistry (DDS or DDM), pharmacy, physical therapy, or psychology
  • in good academic standing; and
  • not have received an eQuality graduate student scholarship before.

In 2019, we expect to award four or more $6,000 scholarships to assist with graduate school expenses.

Selection Criteria

The criteria on which scholarship recipients will be selected include:

  • Service to the LGBT+ community
  • Leadership
  • Hardship or special circumstances
  • Academic achievement

In addition to completing the application, applicants for all scholarships must be available for an interview either by Skype/phone or in person. Interviews will be on Sunday, 10 March 2019, and Saturday, 16 March 2019.

I’m a straight ally. May I still apply?
Yes, students of all sexual orientations and gender identities are eligible for all eQuality Scholarships.

Do I have to be a U.S. citizen?
We do not ask for Social Security numbers nor citizenship/residency status. If you meet the residency or school requirements above and are accepted to and attend an accredited post-secondary school, you may apply.

The Future of Bariatric Surgery Scholarship

To increase awareness and encourage new activity and insight into the field, Bariatric Surgery Source is pleased to offer a bi-annual (January and July) $1,000 college scholarship (totaling $2,000 per year).

Submission Deadline: January 1, 2019 and July 1, 2019

Eligibility Requirements

  • Currently majoring in any medically-related degree or attending any medically-related certification program.
  • Students of any age – scholarships are not restricted to graduating high school seniors, high-school graduates, undergraduates, or graduate students.
  • Attending (or accepted by) school full-time (as defined by the educational institution) at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university, or vocational-technical school located in the U.S.

Scholarship Guidelines

Using our online form, all interested students must:

  • Complete an online application
  • Upload a current, complete official transcript of grades (grade reports are not acceptable. Official transcripts must display student name, school name, degree program, grade and credit hours earned for each course, and term in which each course was taken.)
  • Upload a minimum 2,000-word essay describing how the field of bariatric surgery will evolve over the next 5 years
  • Upload two (2) letters of recommendation

Website: http://www.bariatric-surgery-source.com/bariatric-surgery-scholarship.html#selection-recipients

American Brain Tumor Association Summer Fellowship

Medical Student Summer Fellowship Program 

Medical Student Summer Fellowships are $3,000 grants awarded to medical students wishing to spend a summer conducting brain tumor research with esteemed scientist mentors. The intent of this program is to motivate talented medical students to pursue a career in neuro-oncology research. The ABTA Grant Application Portal opens in early December with an application due date of mid to late January.
DEADLINE: January 23, 2019

Applicant/PI(Fellow)
•Must be currently enrolled in the first, second or third year of medical school
•Must conduct the proposed research and training at the Mentor’s institution
•Must not have previously been a fellow on an ABTA Medical Student Summer
Fellowship
•Is not required to be a U.S. citizen or resident
For more information and application: http://www.abta.org/brain-tumor-research/research-grants/

American Academy of Otolaryngology Grant

Since 1985, CORE has played a vital role by awarding more than 600 grants and more than $10 million for research projects, research training, and career development to further the specialty of otolaryngology. These grants, ranging in award size from $5,000 to $80,000, have been essential for increasing the research base for otolaryngology.

2019 CORE PROGRAM GRANT CYCLE

Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadline -December 17, 2018 midnight EST  

Full grant application submission deadline – January 15, 2019 midnight EST

Review of grant applications – Mid-January – April, 2019

Review by governing bodies – May- June, 2019

Award announcements made by granting society – June-July, 2019

 

Website: http://www.entnet.org/content/centralized-otolaryngology-research-efforts-core-grants-program