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Andy Diehl On Being a Doctor Essay Award
Few professions are as inherently dramatic as medicine. It is no surprise, then, that many physicians have recorded their experiences through essays, stories, and poems especially for an audience of their peers. These stories give voice to the joys and the frustrations, the magic and the sorrow we share.
Named in honor of Dr. Andy Diehl, former Governor of the Texas Southern region for his contributions to the Texas Chapter as a leader, educator and internist. This award is given to the winner of the On Being a Doctor creative writing competition for ACP Medical Student and Resident members. The competition was first introduced at the 2004 Annual Meeting and has become one of the most notable awards of the chapter.
The winning On Being a Doctor entry will:
On Being a Doctor Collection
TXACP members' On Being a Doctor submissions, published in the Texas Internist:
2018 Annual Competition Winner - "Reflections" by Roshni Ray, TXACP Student
Member, UT Health Science Center San Antonio.
2016 Annual Competition Winner - "Start of Something New" by Thomas Das, TXACP Student
Member, UT Southwestern.
2015 Annual Competition Winner - "Valeria's Team" by Shaoli Chaudhuri, TXACP Student
2014 Annual Competition Winner -"My Patient" by Kelsey Bryant, TXACP Student Member,
2013 Annual Competition Winner -"White Gown" by Susan Lampley, TXACP Student Member, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine
2012 Annual Competition Winner -"Lessons from My Father" by Kristin D'Silva, TXACP Student Member, Texas Southwestern Medical Center
2011 Annual Competition Winner - "No One Dies Alone" by Evan Ross, TXACP Student Member, UT Southwestern
2010 Annual Competition Winner - "Son of the Soil" by Anoop Sheshadri, TXACP Student Member, UT Southwestern
Physician Submission - "The Roadrunner" by Marc Shabot, MD, FACP
Texas Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting
October 25-27, 2019, JW Marriott San Antonio