Irvin David Yalom, M.D. Literary Award 2019

Prose Category:

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Lisa Jacobs, MD, MBA is a fellow in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and an adult psychiatrist in private practice. She is working on her first book, from which this is an excerpt.  She is the winner for the prose category the Irvin D. Yalom Literary Award for her story, “Trapped In A Blizzard with a Politician in Withdrawal.”

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James Hyun Lee is a third year medical student at the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, pursuing Child and Adolescent Psychiatry as a career. He adores music and corgis. He is the runner-up for the prose category the Irvin D. Yalom Literary Award for his story, “Conversations with Joanne.”

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Pablo is a second-year medical student at Stanford University. He was born in LA but spent his childhood in Guadalajara, Mexico, where his family is from. His days are filled with all types of learning: about medicine, about his classmates and friends, and about himself. He is the honorable mention for the prose category the Irvin D. Yalom Literary Award for his story, “An Education.”

Poetry Category:

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Liana Meffert is currently a first-year medical student at Carver College of Medicine of the University of Iowa. Prior to medical school, she graduated from Emory University with a double major in creative writing and neuroscience and completed a research fellowship at the NIH. She is the Winner for the poetry category of the Irvin D. Yalom Literary Award for her poem, “What You See Here, Stays Here.”

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Sarah Rosenbaum is currently a second year child adolescent psychiatry fellow and an adult psychiatrist at Stanford. She is the Runner-Up for the poetry category of the Irvin D. Yalom Literary Award for her poem, “Fire Is A Season.”

Irvin David Yalom, M.D. Literary Award 2018

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Lara is a Stanford University Graduate from the Class of 2017. She majored in Conceptual History, and minored in Persian Studies. Her debut memoir, Rough Magic, charting her ride in the world's longest horserace, will be published in March 2019. She is the 2018 winner of the Irvin D. Yalom Literary Award for her story, the water in which we swim.

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Michelle Liu, MD is currently a 1st year fellow at Stanford in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is the Runner-Up of the Irvin D. Yalom Lterary Award for her poem, Two Doctors.

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Dexter Louie, a first year resident in the Psychiatry Training Program, is the 2018 honorable mention for the Irvin D. Yalom Literary Award for his short story, New Psychiatrist: Overwhelmed And Delirious. 

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Harika Kottakota, Stanford University Class of 2020, pursuing her B.S. in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology with minors in Human Rights and Global Studies. She is the 2018 Honorable Mention for the Irvin D. Yalom Literary Award for her poem, Hu-Man. 

Irvin David Yalom, M.D. Literary Award 2017

Trevor Mooney, Stanford University Graduate 2014, Currently a medical student at UCLA Class of 2018, is the 2017 winner of the Irvin D. Yalom Literary Award for his short story, Caddywumpus.

Anne-Sophie Bine, Stanford University Class of 2018, is the 2017 runner up of the Irvin D. Yalom Literary Award for her short story, Golden.

Allegra Padula, Colgate University, Class of 2019, is the 2017 honorable mention for the Irvin D. Yalom Literary Award for her short story, Humanistic Tendencies.

Irvin David Yalom, M.D. Literary Award 2016

Grace Kearney, Stanford University, Class of 2016, is the 2016 winner of the Irvin D. Yalom Literary Award for her short story, On the Mind.

 

 

 

Sierra Freeman, Stanford University, Class of 2015, 2016, is the 2016 runner up of the Irvin D. Yalom Literary Award for her short story, We’re All Okay.

 

 Arany Uthayakumar, University of California, Berkeley, Class of 2017, is the 2016 runner up of the Irvin D. Yalom Literary Award for her short story, At the Loom.  

 

 

 

 

Sojourner Ahebee, Stanford University, Class of 2018, is the 2016 honorable mention of the Irvin D. Yalom Literary Award for her poem, On Hushed Sugarcane.  

 

 

Irvin David Yalom, M.D. Literary Award 2015

Maya Kasowski, PhD, is the 2015 winner of the Irvin D. Yalom Literary Award for her short story, Three Months of Distraction.

Maya has a PhD in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and is currently a medical student at Yale University School of Medicine.


Ashley Pin-Yi Geo, Stanford University Class of 2015 in Human Biology, is the 2015 runner up for the Irvin D. Yalom Literary Award for her short story, Support.