SUBMISSIONS OPEN: THE 2022 EDITION OF THE LAMS (LITERARY AWARD FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS) IS HERE!

SUBMISSIONS OPEN: THE 2022 EDITION OF THE LAMS (LITERARY AWARD FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS) IS HERE!

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Submissions for the “2022 Auwal Shanono/OCI Foundation Literary Award for Medical Students (LAMS) Essay Competition” opens on Monday, August 29, 2022.

LAMS is an OCI Foundation-sponsored national essay competition for all medical students and all medical schools in Nigeria.

The OCI Foundation delivers this in conjunction 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.

LAMS is an initiative that allows the OCI Foundation, 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.

Detailed reasons and rationale for the OCI Foundation’s involvement can be found HERE.

There were 10 winners at the inaugural edition in 2021.

TITLE OF COMPETITION

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

TOPIC FOR ESSAY

THE OCI FOUNDATION’S ANTI-CERVICAL CANCER BILL: Rationale, Potential Obstacles, and Solutions to the integration of anti-cervical cancer teachings into the Curriculum of Senior Secondary Schools in Nigeria.

TIPS

Recently, a Bill being championed by the OCI Foundation scaled through 2nd Reading at the Nigerian National Assembly. This Bill aims to integrate anti-breast and anti-cervical cancer teachings into the curriculum of all senior secondary schools in Nigeria, as a novel way of tackling the two cancers.

News LINKS:

(1) Sun News

(2) The Nation

FOCUSING ON JUST THE CERVICAL CANCER COMPONENT, and using publications in this field by the OCI Foundation (as well as other relevant materials), discuss the rationale behind this project, and identify any potential weaknesses and strengthening measures. These are captured in the topic:

“THE OCI FOUNDATION’S ANTI-CERVICAL CANCER BILL: Rationale, Potential Obstacles, and Solutions to the integration of anti-cervical cancer teachings into the Curriculum of Senior Secondary Schools in Nigeria”.

 

For guide on how to write essays, click HERE.

GUIDELINES: FLYERS

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: 29/08/2022

CLOSING DATE: 15/09/2022

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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