Mph Essay Competition 2012

The personal statement is one of the most important components of your application. Many of our departments do not incorporate any type of interview in their decision making process, so your personal statement is your chance to tell YOUR unique story.

A few dos and don’ts

DO
Explain why you chose the program you’re applying to. The Bloomberg School offers nine degrees from ten academic departments, as well as fellowships, certificates and institute classes. You should explain why you think the specific program you selected is a good fit and how the Bloomberg School will advance and help you achieve your academic and professional goals.

DO
Discuss how your professional background/research/academic training relates to your public health goals. Address the evolution of your interest in public health and your hopes and aspirations within the field.

DON’T
Simply list your experience. Keep in mind that your application is reviewed holistically, so the committee can see where you went to school and what jobs you’ve held by your transcripts and resume. Tell them how your experience has made you passionate about public health.

Practical matters

Keep your statement to less than three pages and make sure your name is at the top of each page.

Beyond that, we don’t have any formatting requirements. Use your best judgment. Maybe consider using an easy to read font sized between 10 and 12 pts. Also think about double-spacing your statement.

THINK CLEAR AND CONCISE. Your reviewers will enjoy reading focused and legible statements.

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Oriens Award

Fellows and Residents are invited to submit an essay for the EAST Oriens Award.   Applicants must currently be in Fellowship or Residency (not to be completed before June 2018) to be eligible to apply.  All applicants must submit a personal statement (one page maximum) on "This is why I want a career in trauma and acute care surgery."  One Fellow and one Resident award winner will be named. 

Essays must be anonymous. Information that identifies the author is not allowed. Do not include your name in the essay document (headers and footers included). Please do not use your name as the file name for your essay document.

Applications for the 2018 Award are now closed. The application deadline was October 31, 2017.  The Oriens Essay Award is supported by an unrestricted grant from the Polk Family Charitable Fund. 

Dr. J. Wayne Meredith will be the 2018 EAST Oriens Keynote speaker.

One Fellow and One Resident award winner will be named. Each will receive: 
* Complimentary registration to the 31st EAST Annual Scientific Assembly
* Up to $1500 reimbursement for lodging and travel related expenses to the EAST Annual Scientific Assembly (restrictions apply).
* The Fellow and Resident winners will be invited to give an oral presentation of his/her winning essay at the 2018 EAST Oriens Award Session held during the EAST Annual Scientific Assembly.


Past Award Recipients & Keynote Speakers

Year

Award Recipient

Keynote Speaker
2010

Albert Chi, MD
Read winning essay

L.D. Britt, MD, MPH, FACS

2011Joseph V. Sakran, MD, MPH
Read winning essay
David V. Feliciano, MD, FACS
2012Jason J. Schrager, MD, FACS
Read winning essay
Donald D. Trunkey, MD, FACS
2013Charity Evans, MD
Read winning essay
C. William Schwab, MD, FACS
2014 Fellow Winner

Roseanna Guzman-Curtis, MD, MPH

Read Winning Essay

Grace S. Rozycki, MD, MBA, FACS

Read Kenote Address

2014 Resident Winner

Joshua G. Corsa, MD, NREMT-P

Read Winning Essay

Grace S. Rozycki, MD, MBA, FACS

Read Keynote Address

2015 Fellow Winner

Gerard A. Baltazar, DO
Read Winning Essay

Timothy C. Fabian, MD, FACS

2015 Resident Winner

T. Shane Hester, DO
Read Winning Essay

Timothy C. Fabian, MD, FACS

2016 Fellow Winner

Dylan R. Nieman, MD, PhD

Read Winning Essay

Donald H. Jenkins, MD, FACS
Read Keynote Address

2016 Resident Winner

Samuel Wade Ross, MD, MPH

Read Winning Essay

Donald H. Jenkins, MD, FACS
Read Keynote Address

2017 Fellow Winner

Danielle A. Pigneri, MD
Read winning Essay

J. David Richardson, MD, FACS
Read Keynote Address

2017 Resident Winner

Ashley B. Hink, MD, MPH
Read winning Essay

J. David Richardson, MD, FACS

Read Keynote Address

2018 Fellow Winner

Lourdes Y. Swentek, MD
Read winning Essay

J. Wayne Meredith, MD, FACS
Watch the Video of the Keynote Address

2018 Resident Winner

Christopher P. Foran, MD

Read winning Essay

J. Wayne Meredith, MD, FACS
Watch the Video of the Keynote Address

Please direct any questions to the EAST Administrative Offices at 312-202-5508 or by email at managementoffice@east.org . 

 

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