2014 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 2014 contest, medical students were asked to write an essay using the following prompt: “Using a real life experience, describe how technology played a role, either negatively or positively, in the delivery of humanistic patient care.”

2014 Essay Contest Winners

First Place | There’s An App For That
Kendall Bradley, 3rd year student at Duke University School of Medicine

Second Place | iThink iCare
Ishan Asokan, 2nd year student at Vanderbilt School of Medicine

Third Place | An Extension Of…
Jason Liu, 2nd year student at Drexel University College of Medicine


Honorable Mentions

  • Meredith Harris, 3rd year student at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Daria Schatoff, 3rd year student at Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education
  • Sriniwasan Mani, 1st year student at Georgetown University
  • David Fischer, 3rd year student at Harvard Medical School
  • Scott Toney, 3rd year student at Virginia Commonwealth University SOM
  • Benjamin Rogers, 4th year student at University of Louisville
  • Joy Liu, 3rd year student at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
  • Larissa Mattei, 3rd year student at Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Gregory Sawisky, 2nd year student at University of Alberta
  • Katherine Schultz, 3rd year student at University of New Mexico School of Medicine