2002 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 2002 contest, medical students were asked to write an essay using the following prompt:

Describe a humanistic role model in your medical career


2002 Essay Contest Winners

First Place | An essay
Veronika Gagovic , 2nd year student at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine

Second Place | An essay
Brent Savoie, 1st year student at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Third Place | An essay
David Edwards, 3rd year student at Duke University School of Medicine

Honorable Mentions

  • Andrew Pearson, 3rd year student, Temple University School of Medicine
  • Peter Phan, 2nd year student, Loma Linda University
  • Maria Elena Hamm, 1st year student, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Edward Patriquin, 3rd year student, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Amy Slansky, 3rd year student, Washington University School of Medicine
  • Arun Mohan, 2nd year student, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Jennifer Carr, 1st year student, University of Iowa School of Medicine
  • Deborah Caruso, 2nd year student, New Jersey Medical School
  • Luke Hansen, 4th year student, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
  • Hilary Suzanne Nash, 4th year student, University of Kansas School of Medicine