The University of Ottawa Journal of Medicine (UOJM) is pleased to open the Call for submissions for the second edition of the UOJM National Commentaries Contest!
All full-time students, resident-doctors and postdocs from Universities across Canada are invited to submit a single-author commentary (1000 word limit; written in English or in French) on a current medical issue, controversy, or social determinant of health. Submissions will be stratified by language and level of education, and all commentaries ranked in the first quartile will be published in a special issue of the UOJM.
There will be a first prize of $1000, 2nd prize of $500, and 3rd prize of $250 for the top three student commentaries IN EACH LANGUAGE, and new this year, a $500 prize for best submission from a Resident or Postdoctoral Fellow, also IN EACH LANGUAGE.
Please note that the submission deadline is Sunday, 8 May 2022. For more information and to participate, please see the link below:
Winners in English stream 1st place ($1000) - Benjamin Lam Title: MAiD for Mental Illness Patients - What's Holding Us Back? 2nd place ($500) - Donovan Makus Title: The End of the Lecture? Rethinking Pre-clerkship Medical Education in a Post-Online Era 3rd place ($250) - Jennifer Horwitz Title: Bridging the Gap: The Deficits in Transitional Care Winners in French stream 1st place ($1000) - Lara Pereira Title: Gouttes d’or: Le prix de l’allaitement 2nd place ($500) - Laurent Dubé Title: Les études médicales postdoctorales: un appel au changement 3rd place ($250) - Mario Corrado Title: La pandémie en ligne: Comment faire face à l'hésitation vaccinale et à l'infodémie de COVID-19
Post-Doctorate/Resident Winner ($500): Author: Nicholas Fabiano Title: Exercise as First-Line Therapy in Depression
Winners in English stream 1st place ($1000) - Sarah Fu, University of Ottawa, Undergraduate Medical Program Title: The Subtle and Silent Issue in Older Adult Care 2nd place ($750) - Amy Johnston, University of Ottawa, School of Epidemiology and Public Health Title: The COVID-19 vaccine evidence gap: Decisions without data for pregnant and breastfeeding women 3rd place ($500) - Ammar Saad, University of Ottawa, School of Epidemiology and Public Health Title: Moving Forward with Virtual Care: Lessons for the Post COVID-19 Era Winners in French stream 1st place ($1000) - Melanie Elhafid, University of Toronto, Undergraduate Medical Program Title: Le pouvoir de la langue 2nd place ($750) -Yasmine Elmi, University of Ottawa, Translational and Molecular Medicine Title: Les couleurs de la médecine : Représentation inégale de la pigmentation de la peau dans les ressources en dermatologie 3rd place ($500) - Léa Caya-Bissonnette, University of Ottawa, Cellular and Molecular Medicine Title: Le vaccin à ARNm, au-delà du COVID-19