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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. Molly Fessler, who won second place for medical students in the 2022 contest, reads her winning essay, “Every Patient After.” That reading is followed by a conversation with Molly and Gold Foundation Editor in Chief Brianne Alcala, exploring the writing process. Molly is a fourth-year student at the University of Michigan Medical School.
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 Molly’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.
Molly Fessler, second-place winner for medical students of the 2022 Hope Babette Tang Humanism in Healthcare Essay Contest. Molly is a fourth-year student at the University of Michigan Medical School. She studied sociology and peace studies at Bryn Mawr College before serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Belize from 2014 to 2016. She is the co-founder of Auxocardia Journal, a creative space for health professional students, and serves on the board of Wolverine Street Medicine, leading foot care efforts for persons experiencing homelessness. She is a 2022-2023 Albert Schweitzer Fellow in the Detroit cohort and a proud member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society.
Brianne Alcala, Editor in Chief, Gold Foundation
Hope Babette Tang Humanism in Healthcare Essay Contest
How to Apply for the Hope Babette Tang Humanism in Healthcare Essay Contest Deadline is March 13 for 2023 applications.
Announcing winners of the 2022 Hope Babette Tang Humanism in Healthcare Essay Contest
Read Molly Fessler’s winning essay, “Every Patient After”
University of Michigan Medical School
Transcript coming soon!