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Entries wanted for BIOM competition on global health research and narrative medicine

Medical students and residents: Enter your abstract or essay by Aug. 9 for a chance to receive award funding of up to $1,500.

By AOA Staff


The American Osteopathic Association’s Bureau of International Osteopathic Medicine (BIOM) is seeking entries for its 2020 competition on global health research and narrative medicine. Osteopathic medical students and residents can now enter BIOM’s 22nd annual global health competition. Entries are due by Aug. 9, 2020, and winners will be notified by Sept. 8, 2020.

All osteopathic medical students and osteopathic medical residents in the U.S. are eligible to enter the competition’s two categories:

  • Global health research abstracts
  • Narrative medicine essays

All entries must be focused on the entrants’ experiences with global health and/or providing health care internationally. Schools/programs must review and attest to the approval of each submission. Research projects must also have IRB approval.

The competition offers a grand prize of $1,500 followed by a first-place prize of $750 in both competition categories and a second-place prize of $500 in both categories.

The grand prize winner and both first-prize winners will have the opportunity to orally present their work in Austin on Oct. 17, 2020.

The deadline to submit entries is Aug. 9. Find more information.