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University of New Mexico School of Medicine 1st Annual Poetry and Medical Narrative Competition for Med Students

Friday, March 22, 2013

The University of New Mexico School of Medicine is delighted to announce its 1st annual poetry and medical narrative competition, open to medical students in the United States and Canada. The contest is sponsored by the Medical MUSE and the Reflective Writing program at the University of New Mexico. Winning entries will be published in the UNM Medical MUSE literary journal and cash prizes will be awarded.

  • There are two separate categories: Poetry, and Medical Narrative
  • Entrants may enter only one category
  • Topic should be related to medicine but is otherwise entrant's choice
  • Entries will be judged by a panel of judges from the University of New Mexico, and the University of New Mexico School of Medicine
  • Entries must be received no later than June 15, 2013
  • All entries should be submitted electronically in pdf or Word 2007 or 2010 format
  • Each participating student may enter 2 poems or 1 medical narrative
  • A separate cover page should be submitted including the student's name, current address and e-mail address, contact phone number and name of medical school and title(s) of the work
  • All entries will undergo blind review, and should contain no identifying information other than the title of the poem or narrative, and a statement of which category the entrant is submitting (poetry or medical narrative)
  • Each poem or medical narrative must be original and unpublished (except for college publications) and must not have won a contest at the time of submission
  • Each submission is not to exceed 750 words
  • Receipt of entries will not be acknowledged unless requested
  • Entrants must be enrolled in programs leading to the M.D. degree
  • All winning poems and medical narratives become the property of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine
  • Winning poems and medical narratives will be announced by July 31, 2013
  • The top three poems will be awarded $300, $200, and $100 respectively and poems will be published in the Medical MUSE
  • The top three medical narratives will be awarded $300, $200, and $100 respectively and will be published in the Medical MUSE

Please submit entries to: UNMMedWritingContest@salud.unm.edu