Dalhousie Student Writing Contest 2018

Canadian medical students and residents are invited to submit reflective essays, poetry, or short fiction that explore the intersection of mental health and the humanities to the Dalhousie Department of Psychiatry Annual Student Writing Competition. Each year, one entry in each category (medical student, postgraduate trainee) will be selected to receive a $100 cash prize. Winning entries will be published in the Department of Psychiatry newsletter, Headlines <http://psychiatry.medicine.dal.ca/newspubs/headlines.htm>, and on the Dalhousie Department of Psychiatry website.

Who is eligible? Medical students, residents and fellows at Canadian medical schools.

Maximum word count: 2,000 words

Deadline: This year's deadline is April 1, 2018

To ensure confidentiality is maintained, patients and anyone else described in essays, stories, or poems must be fictional or composite characters (with the exception of the narrator him/herself). Please indicate in your e-mail whether you are a medical student or a resident/fellow. Faculty from the Dalhousie Department of Psychiatry will act as judges.

Entries can be sent in Word of PDF format to Dr. Joanne MacDonald, humanities coordinator, at joanne.macdonald@dal.ca.

For full contest rules and details, please visit the Dalhousie Department of Psychiatry website and http://www.medicine.dal.ca/departments/department-sites/psychiatry/education/medical-humanities/writing-competition.html.