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Stanley M Kaplan Medical Student Essay Contest

on Thu, 03/01/2012 - 02:39

The University of Cincinnati
Department of Psychiatry announces the
 20th Annual Stanley M. Kaplan Essay Contest* for medical students
*Stanley M. Kaplan, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Emeritus (1960-2011)
 University of Cincinnati College of Medicine


Contest requirements

Entries may include topical essays, case reports, review articles, or original research that was conducted in medical school for which the student was first author.  Entries will be judged on creativity, knowledge of psychiatry, style, and contribution to understanding important problems in any of the biological, psychological, or social dimensions of psychiatry.


There is no entry application and no standard format or length restriction for entries.  All entries should be a single file that includes a title page with the student’s contact information (must include both email address and phone number).  In addition, the file name for the entry should include the student’s last name.  If a student would like to include a cover letter, this should be included in the same file as the entry submission.


Contest prizes

The winner will receive a cash prize of $500 and two runners-up will be awarded $250 each.


Contest deadline

The entry deadline is JUNE 30, 2012.  Entries must be submitted to Mary Ann Schmidt by email (


Contact information                                                                                                                                         

If you have questions, call Mary Ann Schmidt at 513-558-4866 or email