The 2014 Mollie and Paul Hill Student Writing Competition in Medical-Legal Interprofessional Collaboration

Beginning in 2014, the Florida State University Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law, based in both the FSU College of Medicine and the FSU College of Law, will present awards for the outstanding original papers submitted by a law student and a medical student or medical resident in response to a question pertaining to collaboration between the medical and legal professions. This writing competition is made possible by a generous gift from Mollie and Paul Hill.

Outstanding Paper by a Law Student — $250

Outstanding Paper by a Medical Student or Medical Resident — $250 

2014 Contest Question:

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted into law in 2010 attempts to improve the access of Americans to improved quality health care, while controlling the nation’s escalating health care expenditures. As the ACA gets further implemented in 2014, discuss opportunities and challenges this law presents for constructive, innovative collaboration between the legal and medical professions in contributing to the quest for a more affordable and accessible high quality health care system.

Deadline and Submission:

All papers must be submitted in the proper format by midnight (EST) on January 2, 2014.

Papers must be submitted electronically.

Winners will be announced on or before April 1, 2014.

For additional information regarding applicant and paper criteria, format and judging, please visit Symplicity or the competition website.