2004 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 2004 contest, medical students were asked to write an essay using the following prompt:

Describe a medical experience that taught you about humanism in medicine.


2004 Essay Contest Winners

First Place | An essay
Jonathan Emerson Kohler, 4th year student at University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Second Place | An essay
Jason Mendler, 4th year student at University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Third Place | An essay
Andrew M. Southerland, 4th year student at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

Honorable Mentions

  • Jacob M. Appel, 1st year student, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Irene Dehghan-Paz, 2nd year student, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
  • Kevin P. Kaufhold, 3rd year student, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Brian Hyett, 4th year student, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Michael Chacey, 3rd year student, University of Kansas School of Medicine
  • Rebecca Taxier, 2nd year student, SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine
  • Sarah Jane Borch, 1st year student, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • Mehul V. Raval, 4th year student, Wake Forest University School of Medicine