Scholarship Alert- The Leah J. Dickstein, M.D. Award

The Association of Women Psychiatrists is pleased to announce the 2017 Leah J. Dickstein, M.D. Award, which recognizes a female medical student who best exemplifies the spirit of creativity, energy, and leadership that Dr. Dickstein herself epitomizes and seeks to foster in others

The Association of Women Psychiatrists is pleased to sponsor the Leah J. Dickstein, M.D. Award.  The recipient of the AWP Leah J. Dickstein, M.D. Award will be expected to attend the Annual Meeting (in conjunction with the American Psychiatric Association meeting) in San Diego in May where she will receive this award.  The winner will receive a plaque honoring her achievements and also be invited to join the award committee for the following year and encouraged to participate in other AWP activities. The awardee will receive $1000 to help defray the expenses of attending the meeting (with any remainder to be used at the awardee’s discretion).  We look forward to receiving your nomination and completed application. 

The award is open to female medical students who have demonstrated superior academic achievement, creativity, and leadership.  Examples of appropriate disciplines or genres include: service or clinical aspects of medicine; science research; or excellence in art, music, literature, etc.

The deadline for submission of application materials is March 15.
The winner will be notified by April 15 and will receive her award at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Women in Psychiatry’s Annual Meeting which is held in conjunction with the APA Annual Meeting.

Materials Required
Interested students must be nominated by their medical school.  Nominations may be submitted from the Dean’s Office (academic or student affairs), or from the Office of Women in Medicine at the school.  No more than one student may be nominated from each institution. Please submit the following materials:
1.  Nomination letter by a Dean or the Director of the Office of Women in Medicine.  The nomi­nation letter should provide supporting evidence of the student’s accomplish­ments in creativity and leadership and describe the circumstances, which have allowed the nominator to observe the student’s work.
2.  Two additional letters of reference (at least one from a faculty member).
3.  A completed award application and one page personal statement.

All application materials must be submitted as a ONE  complete application packet (no separate letters and applications will be accepted) and queries should be directed to Frances Bell  at: womenpsych@aol.com  Phone:  972.613.0985

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