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Creative Writing Contest and Anthology

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Creative Writing Contest winners to be published in fall 2021 anthology

Nine works of poetry and short fiction were selected as winning entries to the Carver College of Medicine’s Creative Writing Contest.

Poems by three medical students were chosen, as were five poems and one fictional work by faculty/residents/fellows/postdoctoral scholars. The students read their poems the college’s annual Student Scholarship Luncheon, held Oct. 15.

Winners of this year’s student poetry competition:

  • First place: “Let’s Not Forget,” by Srija Manchkanti, first-year medical student
  • Second place: “Elements of Life” by Mallory Kallish, first-year medical student
  • Third place: “Homeless for Six Months” by Emma Hartness, first-year medical student

Winners of the faculty/resident/fellow/postdoctoral scholar poetry competition (not ranked):

  • “The Practice” by Damian Krysan, MD, PhD, professor of pediatrics­–infectious disease
  • “Gray Hair Micromemoir” by David Dickens, MD, clinical professor of pediatrics–hematology-oncology
  • “The Rhyme of the Unrepentant Moron,” by Stanley Kruger, PhD, resident in medical physics, radiation oncology
  • “God’s Will” by Kathy Lee-Son, MD, clinical associate professor of pediatrics–nephrology, dialysis, and transplantation
  • “Invisible Strength” by Isaac Samuel, MD, professor of surgery–gastrointestinal, minimally invasive, and bariatric surgery

Winner of the faculty/resident/fellow/postdoctoral scholar fiction competition:

  • “Operating Room #13” by Carol Scott-Conner, MD, PhD, MBA, professor emeritus of surgery

The winning entries, along with an additional 12 selected poetry and short fiction submissions, will be published in the Fall 2021 Carver College of Medicine Creative Writing Anthology.

Creative Writing Anthologies