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iUTMB    Published Thursday, June 29, 2017, 7:49 AM

Hector P. Garcia Cultural Competency Essay Contest and Abstract Contest

The Hector P. Garcia Committee and the Office of the President solicit applications from all UTMB students for the Hector P. Garcia, M.D. Cultural Competency Essay Contest and the Hector P. Garcia Abstract Contest.

For further information or to register, go to: www.utmb.edu/studentservices/hector-p-garcia-award

Deadline to submit essays is August 11 at 5 p.m.

Deadline to submit abstract (max 275 words): July 14, 2017 by 5pm

Essays will be judged by members of the Hector P. Garcia Committee and will be evaluated on the writer's personal understanding of cultural competence and how he or she applies it in the delivery of quality health care. The winner of the essay contest will be presented with the award, as well as a $1,000 monetary award, at the annual luncheon held on September 8, 2017. The best abstracts will be invited to submit a poster for a poster session at the luncheon. A winner will be chosen by faculty and awarded $500. Please review the requirements and register on the website: www.utmb.edu/studentservices/hector-p-garcia-award.