Call for entries

BIOM competition on global health research and narrative medicine now open for entries

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

Editor’s note: This article was updated on June 15, 2021, with new information.

The American Osteopathic Association’s Bureau of International Osteopathic Medicine (BIOM) is now accepting entries for its 2021 competition on global health research and narrative medicine. This year, in addition to entries focused on global health and/or providing health care internationally, the BIOM will consider entries reflecting work with migrant and/or refugee populations within the U.S.

Osteopathic medical students and residents can enter BIOM’s 23rd annual global health competition via this submission portal. Entries are due by Aug. 16, 2021, and winners will be notified in mid-September 2021.

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

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 one first-place prize of $750 for each competition category and one second-place prize of $500 for each competition category.

The grand prize winner and both first-prize winners will be given the opportunity to present their work during OMED 2021. Presentations will be virtual.

Find more information about requirements here.

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