American Osteopathic Association

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AOA History Essay Competition Offers Prizes

​June 27, 2013:

Fellows, residents, interns and osteopathic medical students are urged to participate in the 2013 AOA history essay competition. The first place winner will receive a $5,000 prize; second prize is $3,000 and third prize, $2,000. The winning authors will also be honored during OMED 2013, which will take place Sept. 30 - Oct. 4 in Las Vegas. Here's what you need to know to participate:

  • Essays must focus on one of the five selected "Core Principles for Teaching the History of Osteopathic Medicine"

  • Submissions must follow the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association's instructions for special c​ommunications articles.

  • The deadline to submit your essay is Monday, August 5.

  • Email completed essays to with the subject line "2013 History Essay Competition."

  • Essays can also be submitted by mail; for mailed entries, you'll need to put the essay on a CD or jump drive. Mail essays to:

Department of Communications
Attention: 2013 History Essay Competition
American Osteopathic Association
142 E. Ontario St.
Chicago, IL 60611-2864


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