Call for entries

Entries wanted for BIOM competition on global health research and narrative medicine

Medical students and residents: Enter your abstract or essay by Aug. 16 for a chance to receive award funding of up to $1,500.


The American Osteopathic Association’s Bureau of International Osteopathic Medicine is soliciting entries for its 2019 Abstract Competition. Osteopathic medical students and residents can now enter the 21st annual BIOM Competition on Global Health Research and Narrative Medicine, which will be held this fall during OMED 2019 in Baltimore. Entries are due by Aug. 16, 2019.

All osteopathic medical students and osteopathic medical residents in the U.S. are eligible to enter the competition’s two categories:

  • Global health research abstracts
  • Narrative medicine essays

All entries must be focused on the entrants’ experiences with global health and/or providing health care internationally. Schools/programs must review and attest to the approval of each submission. Research projects must also have IRB approval.

The competition offers a grand prize of $1,500 followed by a first-place prize of $750 in both competition categories and a second-place prize of $500 in both categories.

The grand prize winner and both first-prize winners will have the opportunity to orally present their work at the annual BIOM International Seminar Oct. 26 in Baltimore.

The deadline to submit entries is Aug. 16. For more information about requirements, visit the submission portal on the AOA website.

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