Theme: "Describe an experience that has ignited, sustained, or rekindled your passion for the practice of medicine."

Details: All entries must be original, unpublished writing intended for publishing in the Kentucky Doc. Do not put your name on your essay. Judges are blinded to authors. Instead, include a separate cover letter with name, entry category, essay title and contact information (email, phone, address). Submit your essay in MS Word format.

You have 800-1,500 words and the deadline is March 12th. The LMS Editorial Board judges will consider excellence in expression, creativity, readability, clarity, and the power of your message. These are essays, not research papers, write from what you know and what you feel.

The winning essays will be announced at the May 9th LMS General Dinner Meeting at the Hilary J. Boone Center, University of Kentucky.

Submission: Send via email as an attachment to Chris Hickey . Email submissions are highly preferred, but if not possible, send entry by fax to (859) 277-3319 or by mail to 2628 Wilhite Court, Suite 201, Lexington, KY 40503-3328. Contact the LMS if you have any questions, (859) 278-0569 or email.