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The PharosPoetry Award

Annually awarded in April, this award is open to all medical students enrolled in medical schools with active AΩA chapters.


  • First prize: $600
  • Second prize: $350
  • Third prize: $200

Winning poems will be published in future issues of The Pharos.


  • First Prize: "Dissection Manual"—Irtiqa Fazili, University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine
  • Second Prize: "Anatomy of the Physician"—Mark Rudolf, University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • Third Prize: "My Mother's Hands"—Gabrielle Espiritu, Louisiana State University School of Medicine at New Orleans


  • First Prize: "H&P"—Marc Buettler class of 2018, Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
  • Second Prize (Tie): "Paracentesis"—Audrey Li, class of 2018, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
  • Second Prize (Tie): "Temples"—Ali I. Rae, class of 2018, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University



Updated on August 7, 2019.