Residents, medical students and an MD/PhD candidate are the winners of this year’s Gerald F. Berlin Prizes for Creative Writing. They will be recognized at a ceremony that will feature readings of excerpts from their award-winning works at UMass Medical School on Wednesday, April 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Rare Book Room of the Lamar Soutter Library.
Now in its ninth year, the competition was established by award-winning poet and physician Richard Berlin, MD, senior affiliate in psychiatry, and is jointly sponsored by the Offices of Student Affairs and Educational Affairs and the Humanities in Medicine Committee, with support from the Lamar Soutter Library.
The first prize winner receives a cash prize of $100, and the winning entry will be published in both Worcester Medicine and the Berkshire Medical Journal.
First prize: Mirjana Jojic, MD, (psychiatry resident) for "Dr. Mirjana Jojic" (submitted as Dr. Kokaina Xaxu)
Second prize: Gregory Wu, SOM ’14, for The Offices of Surgery
Third Prize: Nerissa Duchin, SOM ’15, for The Last Day of Anatomy Lab
V. Benjamin Adler, SOM ’16 for New Shoes
Patrick "PJ" Bonavitacola, SOM ’14, for Anencephaly on the Holiday News
Christopher Chang, MD (family medicine resident) for Going Home
Lindsay Romo (MD/PhD candidate) for Kübler-Ross
Noah Rosenberg, MD (family medicine resident) for Sharing a Prayer [maybe]
Kelly Wittbold, SOM ’14, for A Moveable Feast