2012 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 2012 contest, medical students were asked to write an essay based on the following prompt:

“You are now a steward of medicine and it is your job to safeguard the profession.” – Arnold P. Gold
What does it mean to you (and your patients) to be a steward of medicine?

2012 Essay Contest Winners

First Place | Yellow Hospital Socks
Carmelle Tsai, 3rd Year Student at Baylor College of Medicine

Second Place | Words You Use to Map a Body
Elizabeth Allan, 2nd Year Student at University of Maryland School of Medicine

Third Place | Fair Trade Chocolate
Putzer Hung, 1st Year Student at Washington University School of Medicine


Honorable Mentions

  • Rachel Hammer, 3rd Year – Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  • Coney Bae, 3rd Year – Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
  • Dhruv Khullar, 3rd Year – Yale School of Medicine
  • Bobak Parang, 3rd Year – Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Jana Bregman, 1st Year – Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Adrian Ambrose, 2nd Year – John A. Burns School of Medicine
  • Sarah Bly, 2nd Year – Creighton University School of Medicine
  • Rachel Cameron, 1st Year – University of Rochester School of Medicine
  • Riaz Gillani, 1st Year – Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Peggy Bui, 2nd Year – University of California, Irvine School of Medicine