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Publish Date: 10/17/11
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Essay on South Africa Wins Kaplan Contest

Anand Selvam of Boston University School of Medicine is the 2011 winner of the annual Stanley M. Kaplan, MD, Medical Student Essay Contest. His essay was titled, "Please Doctor Donít Leave Me: A First Year Medical Studentís Journey through Life and Death in South Africa.Ē Selvam won a cash prize of $500.

Runners-up were "M.D./Ph.D.Ē by Joshua Liao from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and "Ascertaining Relationships among Parental Authority, Neuroticism, Conscientiousness and Academic AchievementĒ by Neil Datta from Boston University School of Medicine. Each won a $250 cash prize.

The contest was established in 1992 with support from Stanley M. Kaplan, MD, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine professor emeritus of psychiatry.

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