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  • Carol A. Bowman Creative Writing Contest for Medical Students

    2013 Winners 

    First Place Winner

    Second Place Winner

    Third Place Winner

    Archive

    2012 Winners

    First Place Winner
    Second Place Winner
    • Andy Fahgren, '14, "Ed G"
    Third Place Winner
     
    Honorable Mentions

    2011

    First Place Winner
    Second Place Winner
    Third Place Winner
    Honorable Mentions
    • Amy Domeyer-Klenske, ’12, “M3 Student History and Physical”
    • Anonymous, untitled 
    • Miriam Weiner, ’15, “The Yard

    2010

    First Place
    • "Dirty Little Feet", by Brent Nichols, '10,
    Second Place
    • “The Grinding Stone”, by Shandhini Raidoo, '11
    Third Place
    • “Under the Microscope”, by Amy Domeyer, '12,
    Honorable Mentions
    • “Twenty-Nine Percent”, Anonymous
    • “pandeiro”, Kathleen Miller, '13
    • untitled body of work, by Catharyn Turner, '10

    2009

    First Place
    • Gathering Light, by Nicholas Gregory, M2G
    Second Place 
    •  “But Sometimes She Dreams of the Sea” by Harmony Schuttler, '11
    Third Place
    • “Breathless”, by Amy Jongeling, '09
    Honorable Mention
    • “terrified”, by Lauren Hughes, '09
    • “February” and “Morning Rounds”, by Brent Nichols, '10

    2008

    First Prize
    • "A Numbers Game", by Benjamin Lewis, ’08
    Second Prize
    • "The Position of the Uterus", by Micheil Cannistra, ’11
    • "Leonard Susskind", by Benjamin Lewis, ’08
    Third Prize
    • "Fall", by Shandhini Raidoo, ’11
    Honorable Mention
    • "It was my rose to pick", by Brent Nichols, ’10

    2007

    First Prize
    • "Placenta" and "Long call", or the shrinking man by Hilary Buri, '08
    Second Prize
    • "A Smaller, More Palatable Version of Pain" and "On Bicycling and Forgetting", by Benjamin Lewis, '08
    Third Prize
    • "Tethered", by Ashley '07
    Honorable Mention
    • "Growing Up", by Shinkai Hakimi, '07
    • "Pacing", "She Waits", "Growth", and "Doc", by Ginny Harris, '11
    • "Code Blue", by Amanda Moen, '09
    • "Sunday Mourning", by Brent Nichols, '10

     

     

    2006

    First Prize
    • "Working at the Bedside" by Ashley Sens, '07
    Second Prize
    • "Morning" by Anne-Marie Leuck, '07
    Third Prize 
    • "The Thought Bridge" by Benjamin R. Lewis, '08
    Honorable Mention
    • "So that I might see...", Anonymous
    • "As it were" by Hilary Buri, M2
    • "The Ngclolosi Awareness Center" by Benjamin R. Lewis, '08
    • "One of Two" by Ernesto Medina, '10
    • "Maria" by Ernesto Medina, '10

    2005

    First Place
    • "Needle Night", by Hilary Buri, '08
    Second Place
    • "Transfer", by Kevin Wyne, '05
    Third Place
    • "The Hyoid Bone", by Benjamin R. Lewis, '08
    Honorable Mention
    • "Prism", by Sara Brenner, '06
    • "Relative Happiness", by Beth Wadsworth, '05

    2004

    First place
    • "Liquid Paradise" by Sara Brenner, '06
    Second place
    • "Switching Tags" by Anna Peter, '11
    Third place
    • "Reckoning with Tre" by Maggie Siska, '07
    • "Presence"; From the "admiring bog"; and "Failure to thrive" by Ellen Kitchell, '05
    Honorable mentions
    • "I was surfing" by Ron Boeding, '08
    • "Me Gusta Camarones" by Katie Iossi, '08
    • "flowerlost" and "Raped" by Haley Newbrough, '04
    • "La Avenida" by Margaret Roth, '04
    • "Stories from Within" by Ashley Sens, '07
    • "Transfer" and "Hurricane" by Kevin Wyne, '05