- Medical Professionalism
- Trust in Health Care
- Building Trust Essay Contest
- Trust Practice Challenge
- 2021 ABIM Foundation Forum: Pursuing Trust Striving for Equitable Health Care
- 2020 ABIM Foundation Forum: Building Trust & Health Equity
- 2019 ABIM Foundation Forum: [Re]Building Trust – A Path Forward
- 2018 ABIM Foundation Forum: [Re]Building Trust
- The Physician Charter
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- Improving the Professional Environment
- Improving Quality Of Care
- Advancing Stewardship
- Physician Assessment
- Medical Education and Training
Medical students have lot to say about building trust with their schools, faculty, peers, patients, and communities. How can we discover what activities or projects medical students are engaged in that build trust?
The Building Trust Essay Contest asks medical students to engage in a reflective writing exercise that illustrates an experience where they built, lost, or restored trust in a health care setting. Submissions must address the topic of trust and may touch upon students’ personal experiences of leadership, mentorship, health equity, faculty relationships, etc.
The Building Trust Essay Contest is open to medical students at accredited schools of medicine in the United States. Submissions must be an original, unpublished essay of 750 words or less. Essays must be written in English and only one submission per student will be accepted.
Select essays will be published in the Sept/Oct edition of The New Physician, and published on the AMSA website, social media, and in a monthly newsletter(s). Essays will also be published on the ABIM Foundation’s website, promoted on social media, and in newsletter(s).
An independent panel of judges, to include a mix of medical students and faculty, will review and select five winning essays. Up to 10 honorable mentions will also be awarded. Essays will be judged on the following equally weighted criteria:
- Content and connection to the topic of trust
- Quality of writing and clarity of thought
- Novelty of the message
- Opportunity for others to learn
Submission deadline: June 1, 2022