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Dr. Michael E. DeBakey

Baylor College of Medicine has announced the winners of the 14th Annual Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Award. They were chosen from original poems submitted by undergraduates currently enrolled in accredited United States medical schools. This annual competition honors the legendary Dr. DeBakey, premier cardiovascular surgeon, pioneering medical scientist and inventor, gifted medical educator, prolific author and scholar, international medical statesman and impassioned humanitarian.

The winners are:

• First place cash prize of $1,000: “Preparation,” by Abigail Lin, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

• Second place cash prize of $500: “On a CT Scan,” by Adam Lalley, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

• Third place cash prize of $250: “The Strangest Thing,” by Alexandra Lin, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

The DeBakey Medical Foundation sponsors this program. The first-place poem will be submitted to a major medical periodical for consideration for publication.