Go where your dream takes you!
There's a trip you're longing to take. Would it carry you to a place you've only read about? Would it bring to life again an unforgettable journey you made years ago? Wherever the dream lies, we can send you there as the Grand Prize winner in our article competition.
Write this year's most compelling storyone drawn from your own experienceand we'll pay the tab (up to $9,000) for you and anyone you want to share the adventure. We'll even help with the arrangements.
The Grand Prize is only one of several:
An original article that your fellow physicians will find absorbing. It may describe problems in your practice and the changes you've made to deal with them. It may relate a gripping experienceprofessional or personalthat affected you deeply and could affect other doctors as well, regardless of their age, specialty, or circumstances.
Need a "for instance"? See a couple of last year's winners: "What would make your day perfect?" and "After the hurricane, the healing begins".
Absolutely! Wherever you are in your careerjust starting out, in midstream, or getting ready to retireyou've probably got at least one story worth telling to colleagues across the country. Write that story in straightforward, conversational fashion, as if you were telling it to a friend over coffee. Send it to us, and if it's accepted, our editors will help you tell it in Medical Economics.
Here's a sampling of ideas that might win for you. Stories like these have come to life in our pages:
For more help in deciding on a topic and shaping a winning manuscript, ask for a copy of our Writer's Guide.
All MDs and DOs can compete for prizes, except the Contributing Editors listed on our masthead. Each entry must be original, previously unpublished, and submitted exclusively to Medical Economics.
These articles have been in the running for the Grand Prize in past competitions:
"Our dream group practice became a nightmare"
"My malpractice case was a blessing in disguise"
"When a DNR order can be therapeutic"
"There's what we sayand what the patient hears"
"My system was embezzlement-proof. Yeah, right"
"Dear Patient: I didn't commit Medicare fraud. Here's why . . ."
"Something was wrong with mebut I had work to do"
"How could a doctor not stop for this car crash?"
"I learned my bedside manner the hard way"
"They labeled me a 'questionable doctor'and I fought like hell to clear my name"
Helen McKenna, Outside Copy Editor
Medical Economics magazine
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Montvale, NJ 07645-1742
NOV. 30, 2001
Medical Economics Doctors' Writing Contest 2001. Medical Economics 2001;5:112.