2006 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 2006 contest, medical students were asked to reflect on the following quote:

“To cure sometimes, to relieve often, to comfort always.” – Hippocrates


2006 Essay Contest Winners

First Place | Thinking Outside the Box

Second Place (3-way tie):

  • An essay by Benjamin Howard, 2nd year student at University of California, Irvine College of Medicine
  • An essay by Benjamin Lampson, 3rd year student at Duke University School of Medicine
  • An essay by Ari Reichstein, 4th year student at Case School of Medicine

Third Place (2-way tie)

  • An essay by Kelly Doran , 4th year student at University of Michigan Medical School
  • An essayby an anonymous 4th year student at Loyola Stritch School of Medicine


Honorable Mentions

  • Allison Meadows, 4th year student, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Alexis Carmer, 4th year student, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Judy Nee, 4th year student, Brown Medical School
  • Denise Hayes, 4th year student, Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Yachna Ahuja, 3rd year student, Case School of Medicine
  • Gavin H. Imperato, 1st year student, SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
  • Jamie Rehmann, 2nd year student, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Elizabeth Melzer, 2nd year student, University of South Florida College of Medicine
  • Sara M. Pope, 4th year student, University of Vermont College of Medicine