To encourage medical students to write scholarly essays or creative narratives relevant to medicine. Winning essays will be published in The Pharos. Authors must be enrolled in medical schools that have an active AOA Chapter or Association but need not be members of AOA. However, if the author is an AOA member, he/she must be an active member. Only one entry per student may be submitted. Essays must be written while the student is in medical school, must be the work of a single author, and must be an original work. The essay must be related to medicine. The essay must not exceed 15 double-spaced pages of 12-point type with minimum 1- inch margins, exclusive of reference listing. The authorÔÇÖs name and essay title must be on each page, and all pages must be numbered. Unique references, numbered consecutively, should be limited to 20. (Reference citation of a website is not acceptable unless a site is the sole source of the information or has official academic credentials.