The 2021 Auwal Shanono/OCI Foundation Literary Award for Medical Students (LAMS) Essay Competition

The 2021 Auwal Shanono/OCI Foundation Literary Award for Medical Students (LAMS) Essay Competition

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The OCI Foundation is proud to announce the commencement of the 2021 edition of an essay competition for all medical students in Nigeria. The OCI Foundation is the sole sponsor of this competition, and has earmarked hundreds of thousands of Nigerian Naira for this. Reasons and rationale for the OCI Foundation’s involvement can be found HERE. Simply, it was borne out the desire of the OCI Foundation’s President, Assoc Prof Chris Ifediora (himself a one-time medical student in Nigeria), to inspire literary prowess among future Nigerian medical doctors.

To deliver on this, the OCI Foundation is collaborating with the Auwal Shanono Foundation, the charity arm of the Nigerian Medical Students Association (NiMSA), which is the umbrella body of all medical students’ associations in Nigeria.

Details of the “2021 Auwal Shanono/OCI Foundation Literary Award for Medical Students (LAMS) Essay Competition” are outlined below.

TITLE OF COMPETITION

The 2021 National Auwal Shanono/OCI Foundation Literary Award for Medical Students (LAMS) Essay Competition.

TOPIC FOR ESSAY

Global quest to eradicate cervical cancer; Critically analyse the role of the OCI Foundation’s CerviBreast Phone Application for use in developing countries, and suggest strengthening measures.

TIPS: VIDEO

GUIDELINES: FLYER

ELIGIBILITY

Participants must be Nigerian Medical Students with valid ID cards from any recognized medical school within the country. Any level study is acceptable.

APPLICATION DATES AND SUBMISSION

OPENING DATE: 14/09/2021)

CLOSING DATE: 14/10/2021 (Originally 01/10/2021)

All submissions must go to: [email protected]

PRIZES

1ST PRIZE – (WORTH NGN100,000 IN TOTAL)

NGN90,000 + Certificate + Branded Stethoscope + Scrub Outfit + Automatic Membership of The OCI Foundation

 

2ND PRIZE – (WORTH NGN 70,000 IN TOTAL)

NGN60,000 + Certificate + Branded Stethoscope + Scrub Outfit + Automatic Membership of The OCI Foundation

 

3RD PRIZE – (WORTH NGN50,000 IN TOTAL)

NGN40,000 + Certificate Branded Stethoscope + Scrub Outfit + Automatic Membership of The OCI Foundation

 

SEVEN CONSOLATION PRIZES WORTH 10,000 EACH

Certificate +Branded Stethoscope + Scrub Outfit

ENQUIRIES

  1. Abdulmojeed Aishat: +2348130742882
  2. Ozioma Ruth: +2349030260691

DETAILS, BACKGROUND AND REASON FOR LAMS/AUWAL SHANANO COMPETITION

  • Inaugural (2020) LAMS for South-East Nigerian Medical Schools: Click HERE.

 

  • Inaugural (2020) National LAMS/Auwal Shanano Sponsored by the OCI Foundation: Click HERE.

 

 

  • Expansion of LAMS to become a national project and cover all Nigerian medical schools: Click HERE.

 

  • Appreciation Letters from Nigerian Medical Students: Click HERE.
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