2005 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 2005 contest, medical students were asked to write an essay using the following prompt:

Providing at least one real-life experience, please share how you feel humanism in medicine is impacted by service.


2005 Essay Contest Winners

First Place | An essay
Denise Anne Hayes, 3rd year student at Georgetown University School of Medicine

Second Place | My Father’s Daughter
Lara Devgan, 4th year student at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Third Place | Bottom
Deborah Landis Lewis, 4th year student at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Honorable Mentions

  • Molly (Mary) Camp, 3rd year student, University of Texas-Houston School of Medicine
  • Meade Barlow, 2nd year student, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Joann Romano-Keeler, 4th year student, University of Vermont College of Medicine
  • Jacob A. Doll, 1st year student, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Christina Minami, 1st year student, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • Albert K. Luo, 2nd year student, Case School of Medicine
  • Denise Chou, 3rd year student, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
  • Anthony C. Rudine, 2nd year student, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine
  • Cristina L. Wood, 3rdyear student, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine
  • Gita Mody, 4th year student, Washington University School of Medicine