2016 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 2016 contest, medical students were asked to talk about a time when they or a team member had to step back and practice self-care while helping a patient.

“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.” – Etty Hillesum

2016 Essay Contest Winners

First Place | Your Soul is Not Concrete
Michelle Izmaylov, 3rd year student at Vanderbilt University

Second Place | The Power of Walking
Marie Boller, 3rd year student at Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Third Place | Hand in Hand
Neha Verma, 1st year student at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Honorable Mentions

  • Emily Berger, 3rd Year, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Narine Wandrey, 2nd Year, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
  • Hilary Cornell, 3rd Year, Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
  • Stefanie Gillson, 3rd Year, University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Nicole Pristera, 4th Year, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Clancy Mullan, 2nd Year, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
  • Weston LaGrandeur, 2nd Year, University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson
  • Maili Lim, 1st Year, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
  • Melanie Levy, 3rd Year, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
  • Kevin McGurk, 3rd Year, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine