Tuesday, November 15, 2011

All UMDNJ Health Sciences Students! NEJM is looking for your insightful view of Social Media and Health

Have you been thinking about how social media is changing medicine?

The New England Journal of Medicine is looking for Health Sciences students to answer the following question is an essay to celebrate their 200th anniversary.

"In the last twenty years, the internet and social networking have brought profound changes in how information is communicated. How can we harness this technology to improve health?"

Only medical students or others in training for health-related professions (e.g., nursing students, physical therapy students, PhD candidates, and others), post-graduates still in training programs or college students interested in a career in the health professions are eligible to enter.

You can write a 500 word essay, a 500 word essay with an image or go multi-media with a video or other media response to the essay question that clocks in under 2 minutes.

All winners will be invited to the NEJM 200th anniversary symposium Friday June 22, 2012 held in Boston. In addition 3 NEJM Platinum Scholars will receive a travel award in the amount of $1,000 and 30 NEJM Gold Scholars will receive a travel award in the amount of $500

For more information go to http://www.nejm.org/page/nejm-anniversary-essay-contest

The contest starts at 12:00 noon EST December 1, 2011 and closes after 600 have been received.