AAPS 2018 Essay Contest Winners Announced


We had an amazing group of students and residents take part in our 2018 essay contest and we were excited to announce the winners at our 75th annual meeting earlier this month.

Eight of the essay contest finalists attended the meeting giving our members a chance to interact with these future physicians. And, while there is certainly no lack of bad news on the healthcare policy front, based on the student participation in the contest and meeting, there is indeed hope for American medicine.

A big thank you to our generous member who anonymously purchased copies of “Big Brother in the Exam Room” for all the students.

You too can help our outreach to students and physicians in training by making a tax-deductible contribution to the AAPS Educational Foundation. a 501c3 organization. The next ten donors of $100 or more will receive a limited-edition AAPS tote bag with a few fun goodies stuffed in the bag. Show off your AAPS bag on your next trip to the beach, library, or grocery store (for those of you in states or cities that have banned plastic bags).

We are pleased to announce the 2018 essay contest winners!

The essay contest offered a choice of two questions and our judges picked a first place winner for each.

Question 1: “Compare and contrast the Oath of Hippocrates with the AMA’s principles of medical ethics.”

Winner: Kelley Yuan, Student at Sidney Kimmel Medical College (read essay)

Question 2: “Is Healthcare a right?”

Winner: Benjamin Emery, MD, Student at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. (read essay)

Each winner was awarded a $500 check from the AAPS Educational Foundation.