The EAN Student Task Force is proud to announce that the ‘Why Neurology?’ essay competition will be held again this spring, before the 8th EAN Congress, 25 – 28 June 2022.
The aims of the competition are to understand the incentives of choosing neurology as a subspecialty and to get to know EAN Student members better, whilst also making neurology more visible among undergraduate medical students.
EAN sees great importance in recruiting young and driven future neurologists, who 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). Membership for undergraduate students is free of charge.
The contest is open to all EAN Student Members of all nationalities. Applicants are asked to submit an essay of no more than 750 words on the topic “Why Neurology?” in English, via this online form.
The questions listed below can be used as guidance, but do not necessarily need to be considered or answered. 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 2023 or 2024, for the best 5 competitors.
Winners will be invited to present their work at the 8th EAN Congress and they will receive a certificate for their accomplishment.
Winning essays will be also published on 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: https://forms.gle/EcHdyNDdvZtFXur47
The should not include headings, acknowledgements, bibliographies, names or institutions. Please do NOT include your name in the main text to ensure anonymity during the judging process.
Winning essays will be published on the news blog, 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 no later than 30 April, 2022, 23:30 CEST. The winners will be announced in early June. The presentations are scheduled to take place during the 8th EAN Congress, on Sunday 26 June, 2021 at 13:30 – 14:00 in the Scientific Theatre.
If you would like further information on this competition, please contact Mira Niemi of the EAN Membership Department at email@example.com.