Monday, January 4, 2010

2010 William B. Bean Student Research Award

The American Osler Society announces the availability of the William B. Bean Student Research Award award for support of research in the broad areas of medical history and medical humanities. Candidates must be currently matriculated students in approved schools of medicine in the United States or Canada. The successful applicant may be eligible to present a paper based on his or her findings at the annual meeting of the American Osler Society. The stipend for the coming year will be $1,500, and up to $750 additional may be available to support travel to the annual meeting contingent on submission of a paper acceptable to the Committee at the conclusion of the studentship.

Selection criteria for the award are as follows:

-- The project should deal with medical history and/or medical humanities;
-- The goal should be stated clearly;
-- The goal should be realistic;
-- The applicant should demonstrate familiarity with the relevant literature;
-- Originality; and
-- Scholarly approach.

A letter of support from a faculty sponsor who will assume responsibility for planning and guidance of the fellowship must accompany the application form, which may be obtained along with further information from:

Paul S. Mueller, MD
Secretary-Treasurer, American Osler Society
The Mayo ClinicMayo Building, West 17
200 First Street, SW
Rochester, Minnesota 55905
(e-mail: mueller.pauls AT

Completed applications must be received by mail (not by fax or e-mail) by 1 March 2010. Notice of award will be made by 15 May 2010.

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