2013 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 2013 contest, medical students were asked to write an essay or story on one of the following themes:

  • Who is the “good doctor”?
  • What do you think are the barriers to humanism in medicine today?

2013 Essay Contest Winners

First Place | Antiretrovirals and small things
Versha Patel, 1st Year Student at Georgetown University School of Medicine

Second Place | Caregiving as Good Doctoring
David B. Duong, 3rd Year Student at Harvard Medical School

Third Place | The Good Doctor 
Zarlakhta Wayand , 1st Year Student at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine


Honorable Mentions

  • Clare Stevens, 4th year – Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
  • Shekinah Elmore, 3rd year – Harvard Medical School
  • Loc Duong, 1st year – University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Mounica Vallurupalli, HHMI Fellowship – Harvard Medical School
  • Harry Flaster, 4th year – Stanford Medical School
  • Grant M. Smith, 4th year – Harvard Medical School
  • Nicky Mehtani, 2nd year – Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Alexander Andrews, 3rd year – University of Michigan Medical School
  • David Ramski, 3rd year – Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Nadezhda Lomakina, 3rd year – University of Connecticut School of Medicine