“New Graduate Entry Program” student scholarship essay competition

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:

  • Current grade 12 high school students
  • Current undergraduate students in any disciplines of study
  • Students completing post-graduate degrees are not eligible

Essay Instructions

  • The New Graduate Entry Program was launched by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) on October 23, 2015. Discuss the pros and cons of the new program from the perspective of a physician, patient, healthcare system, or society.
  • Each participant may submit one essay of no more than 500 words. No joint entries are permitted.
  • Any reference style is permitted however a minimum of 2 references is required with a maximum of 5 references.
  • The submitted entry must not have been previously published.

Evaluation Criteria

Each entry will be judged by a panel consisting of medical students, residents, and staff physicians. Evaluation will be based on the following criteria:

  1. Originality of submission (30%)
  2. Structure and clarity (30%)
  3. Quality and accuracy of research (20%)
  4. Grammar/presentation/format (20%)


  • One first place winner will be chosen with an award of $300.
  • Two second place winners will be awarded a free 2-hr consultation (worth $240) each.
  • All winners will receive a certificate.

Submission Instructions

  • Please submit your entry as a .doc or .pdf attachment to info@mdconsultants.ca.
  • In the email subject, please state “essay competition_your name”.
  • The deadline is May 1, 2017 at 11:59 pm EST. Late entries will not be accepted.