2001 Essay Contest Winners

The Hope Babette Tang Humanism in Healthcare Essay Contest asks medical and nursing students to engage in a reflective writing exercise that illustrates an experience where they or a team member worked to ensure that humanism was at the core of care.

For the 2001 contest, medical students were asked to write an essay using the following prompt:

The clinical experience that taught you the most


2001 Essay Contest Winners

First Place | An essay
Meenakshi Bewtra, 3rd year student at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Second Place | Read his essay
Walter Coppenrath, 2nd year student at UCLA School of Medicine

Third Place | An essay
Joleen Falkenburg, 3rd year student at University of South Dakota School of Medicine

Honorable Mentions

  • Nathan Bay, 4th year student, Finch University of Health Sciences, The Chicago Medical School
  • Jennifer Kearsley, 2nd year student, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • David Merrill, 4th year student, Harvard Medical School
  • Tatiana Grzeszkiewicz, University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine
  • Dipanjan Banerjee, 4th year student, University of Missouri – Columbia, School of Medicine
  • Rebecca Stetzer, 4th year student, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Maggie Meadows, 2nd year student, USC Keck School of Medicine
  • David Edwards, 3rd year student, Duke University School of Medicine
  • Timothy Lum, 4th year student, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Anshuman Singh, 3rd year student, University of California San Francisco, School of Medicine