BCM Family
for Faculty, Staff and Trainees
Volume 7, Issue 8
August 2010

BCM announces eighth annual Michael E. DeBakey medical student poetry competition

The annual Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Award honors the pre-eminent cardiovascular surgeon, pioneering medical scientist, gifted medical educator, prolific author and scholar, and passionate advocate of optimal health care throughout the world. Dr. Michael E. DeBakey long advocated a role for the humanities in medical education and in the development of a full, enriching intellectual life.

Submission of original poetry by undergraduates currently enrolled in accredited United States medical schools is welcome.

Guidelines:

Poems must be:

Entries will not be acknowledged. All winning poems become the property of the Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Award program.

A distinguished panel of qualified judges will assess the poems. Winners will be announced on July 1, 2011.

The first-prize poem will be submitted to a major medical periodical for consideration for publication.

Submissions should be sent to:

F. Charles Brunicardi, M.D., F.A.C.S.
DeBakey/Bard Professor and Chairman
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery
DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Award
Baylor College of Medicine
1709 Dryden, Suite 1500
Houston, Texas 77030

The winners of the Seventh Annual Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Awards were:

The DeBakey Medical Foundation provides the funds for the cash prizes. The winning poem, "DNA Damage Pathways," will be submitted to a major medical periodical for consideration for publication.