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AAMC seeks medical student papers in award competition 
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is soliciting papers for the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Award for Innovation in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. This competition, known as the Secretary's Award, is an opportunity for medical students to describe their innovative health-promotion or disease-prevention projects and have them considered for cash awards from the federal government. Awards for single-discipline entries (medicine only) are $3,000 for first place, $2,500 for second place, and $1,500 for third place. Awards for interprofessional entries (medicine and one or more health professions) are $7,500 for first place, $5,000 for second place, and $3,000 for third place. Visit www.aamc.org/about/awards/ for information about eligibility, entry categories, criteria, entry checklist, and selection process. Medical students must submit their papers to their faculty sponsor by Feb. 13, 2004. The AAMC must receive all medical student single-discipline submissions no later than March 12, 2004. Late submission will be disqualified. Submissions should be sent to Juan Amador, Association of American Medical Colleges, 2450 N Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., 20037. For questions, e-mail SecretarysAward@aamc.org or call (202) 862-6149.

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