The newly established EAN Student Task Force is proud to announce an essay competition that will be held this spring, before the 7th EAN Congress, 19 – 21 June 2021.
The aims of this competition is to understand the incentives of choosing Neurology as a subspecialty, to get to know EAN Student members better whilst also making Neurology more visible among the undergraduate medical students.
EAN sees a great importance in recruiting young and driven (future) neurologists that could later become leaders and mentors in Neurology and in better engaging medical students in EAN activities.
To capture the ideas expressed by the future Neurologists and to provide an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students, the winners will be invited to present their work during the congress.
To enter the essay competition, you must be an undergraduate medical student who is an EAN Student member.
If you are a non-member, we would be delighted to welcome you as an EAN Student Member. Please apply here, the membership for undergraduate students is free-of-charge.
The paper must be anonymous, it should not include headings, acknowledgements, names or institutions.
The below listed questions can be used as a guidance, but do not need to be necessarily considered or answered. The competitors are encouraged to tailor their essay response to reflect their own point of view on the subject.
- Why is neurology important to you?
- Why are you considering choosing Neurology?
- What are the biggest goals for you as a future Neurologist?
There will be five travel grants of €300, to one of the next EAN Congresses, either 2022 or 2023 for the best 5 competitors.
Winners will be invited to present their work at the 7th EAN Congress and they will receive a certificate for their accomplishment.
Winning essays will be also published on the EAN Pages.
Essays will be judged according to the following criteria:
• The originality and quality of the essays,
• The ideas and concepts expressed within them,
• The creativity and clarity with which ideas are articulated
How to make an application
Essays should not be longer than 750 words and submitted via an online form: http://bit.ly/EANWhyNeurology
Bibliographies should not be included.
Please do NOT include your name in the main text to ensure anonymity during the judging process.
Winning essays will be published on the newsblog, EAN Pages. Notification will be made prior to publication but submission of an application will be taken as acceptance of these conditions.
All participants must submit their work not later than April 30th, 2021, 23:30 CEST.
The winners will be announced in early June.
The presentations are scheduled to take place during the 7th EAN Congress, on Sunday June 20, 2021 at 13:30 – 14:00 in the Scientific Theatre.
If you would like further information on this competition, please contact Mira Niemi of EAN Membership department firstname.lastname@example.org.