FMEC Awards

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Northeast Region

Creative Writing Award

Stories and poems are powerful ways of sharing the vision and depth of Family Medicine, its philosophy of care and scope of practice.

We invite submissions of written materials that derive from the experience of teaching/learning or practicing Family Medicine. Faculty, clinicians and medical students in the northeast region of the US are eligible to participate. Stories, poems, and other forms of fiction or non-fiction writing are welcomed.

A panel of reviewers composed of Family Medicine faculty and creative professionals experienced in manuscript evaluation will review each submission with an eye to its critical reflection, emotional honesty and technical merit.

Submissions may be no longer than 1500 words. Pieces published or pending publication at a national level (magazines, journals, and books with a national circulation) prior to the award date are not eligible for this award. An author may submit a maximum of one poem and one prose piece.

The best submissions are honored at the annual FMEC Northeast Region Meeting in its Awards Booklet. While submissions remain the property of the author, a submitter grants the FMEC unrestricted use of the material.

Prose

2013 Award Winners

1st Place: Anastasia Norman, MD - "Night Float"
2nd Place: Maureen Litchman, MD - "The Last Triathlon"
3rd Place: Rebecca Lubelczyk, MD - "A Cup of Coffee"

2012 Award Winners

1st Place: Aimee Burke Valeras - "Patient with Gun"
2nd Place: Noah M. Rosenberg, MS4 - "Everything Right"

3rd Place: Kyle Knuppel - "History of the Present Illness"

2011 Award Winner

1st Place: Bethany-Rose Daubman, MD - "View From the Train"

2010 Award Winners

1st Place: Joanne Wilkinson, MD, MSc - "Food"
2nd Place: Courtney Nall, MD - "Deye Mon Gen Mon"
3rd Place: Kenneth Lin, MD - "Failure to Progress"

2009 Award Winners

1st Place: Nicolas Nguyen, MD - "Small Moves"
2nd Place: Anthony F. Valdini - "Betty and the Action Hero"
3rd Place: Tracy Brobyn, MD - "Taking a Ride"
Honorable Mention: Amy J. DiPlacido, MD - "Quadriplegia: A Haiku"

2008 Award Winner

1st Place: John Sutton, MD - "A Catcher's Knees"

2007 Winners

1st Place: Joel S. Lazar MD - "Ceremony"
2nd Place: Peter A. Selwyn MD, MPH - "The Island"
3rd Place: James A. Feinstein, A.B., 4th Year Medical Student - "Forced Participation"

2006 Winners

1st Place: Melissa S. Tesher, MD - "Smoke"
2nd Place: Maureen Litchman, MD - "The Perpetual Lesson"
3rd Place: Maryellen All Schroeder, MD - "Isaac"

2005 Winners

1st Place:Scott Paist, MD - "Health"
2nd Place:John Vaughn, MD - "The Pronouncement"
3rd Place:Christine Chen, MD - "Inhibited"

2004 Winners

1st Place:Joanne Wilkinson MD - "Cancun"
2nd Place (Tie):Brian Irwin DO - "What do you want from our village?"
2nd Place (Tie):Carla Jardim MD - "Delusions of Grandeur"

2003 Winners

1st Place:Mary Ready, MD - "Pay Attention"
2nd Place:Julie S. Taylor, MD, MSc - "Learning About Death"

2002 Winners

1st Place:Jeffrey Borkan, MD, PhD - "The Dark Bridal Canopy"
2nd Place:Miriam Hoffman, MD - "The Anesthesiologist"
3rd Place (tie):James Glazer, MD - "The Things I Carry"
3rd Place (tie):Mary Zachary, MD - "Terror on the Home Front"

Poetry

2013 Award Winners

1st Place: Tassy Hayden, MD – “Delivery Summary”
2nd Place: Alexis Drutchas, MD – “The Weight of the Living”
Dr. Seuss Award: Amy DiPlacido - "Ode to Earwax"

2012 Award Winners

1st Place: Ingrid Calle, DO "The Radiograph"
2nd Place: Darlene Peterson, MS2 "84 Y.O. Female Post Opp"

2011 Award Winners

1st Place: Carl Tyler, MD, MS - "Swept Away"
2nd Place: Katy Brodski-Quigley, MD - "Embodiment"

1st place in the new prose/poetry category:Bethany-Rose Daubman, MD - "Woman of the Night"

2010 Award Winner

1st Place: Joanne Wilkinson, MD, MSc - "The Hand"
1st Place: Elizabeth Strawbridge, MD - "Nostalgia"

2009 Award Winners

1st Place: Carla Jardim, MD - "A Little Wine With Dinner"
2nd Place: Meera Ramachandran, MD - "The Couple"
3rd Place: Stephen Schultz, MD - "Heartache"

2008 Award Winner

1st Place: Kohar Jones, MD - "An Aegophony of Sight"

2007 Winners

1st Place:Rachel Eash-Scott, PGY-3 - "Awful Silence"
2nd Place: Ruth Overlease, Medical Student - "In Passing"
3rd Place:Tara Stein, MD - "Balance"

2006 Winners

1st Place: Tina Holt, MD - "My Patient Returns Home"
2nd Place: Carla Jardim, MD - "Memorial"
3rd Place: Robert Fawcett, MD, MS - "Washing Feet"

2005 Winners

1st Place: Goldie Alfasi, PhD - "CHF"
2nd Place:Jamie Blank, MD - "Shoelaces"
3rd Place: Barbara Majeroni - "Wind Songs"

2004 Winners

1st Place: Amy Lee,MD - "The Plunge"
2nd Place: Joanna Brown, MD - "Advanced Maternal Age"
3rd Place: Catherine Weber, PhD - "The Most Beautiful Word"

2003 Winners

1st Place: Robert Fawcett, MD, MS - "Anatomy Lesson"
Honorable Mention:Jessica Small, MD, MSc - "Mr. Hannah"

2002 Winners

1st Place: Jessica Small, MD - "New to this Doctoring"
2nd Place: Colleen Fogarty, MD - "Could You Know?"
3rd Place: S. Scott Paist, III, MD - "Her Body is in Ruin"