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Note: The application period for the 2023 Hope Babette Tang Humanism in Healthcare Essay Contest is now open! Learn more and apply by March 13.
This episode continues our series of conversations with winners of the Gold Foundation’s Hope Babette Tang Humanism in Healthcare Essay Contest. Jessica Pierce, who won first place for nursing students in the 2022 contest, reads her winning essay, ““As the Sun Sets.” That reading is followed by a conversation with Jessica and Gold Foundation Editor in Chief Brianne Alcala, exploring the writing process. Jessica is pursuing her doctoral degree in Nurse Anesthesia at Oregon Health & Science University.
The essay contest is named for Hope Babette Tang-Goodwin, MD, an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, whose devotion and generosity to the care of the children and infants with HIV infection in New York City was an inspiration to her colleagues and her students. Her approach to medicine combined a seemingly limitless enthusiasm for her work, intellectual rigor and deep compassion for her patients.
Special thanks to AAMC and the Academic Medicine podcast for sharing Jessica’s reading of her essay. All winning Hope Babette Tang Humanism in Healthcare Essay Contest are published in both Academic Medicine and the Journal of Professional Nursing.
Jessica Pierce, first-place winner for nursing students of the 2022 Hope Babette Tang Humanism in Healthcare Essay Contest. Jessica worked for four years as a cardiac ICU nurse in Nevada before pursuing her doctoral degree in Nurse Anesthesia at Oregon Health & Science University. She now lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and her grey cat, Smokey. They enjoy hiking, camping, and trips to the coast.
Brianne Alcala, Editor in Chief, Gold Foundation
How to Apply for the Hope Babette Tang Humanism in Healthcare Essay Contest Deadline is March 13 for 2023 applications.
Transcript coming soon!