The Iskren Kantchev & Shane Daniell Scholarship for Pre-Clerkship Students

In September of 2010, a short five weeks after beginning their time at the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, Iskren Kantchev, 23, and Shane Daniell, 24, tragically passed away as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Although they had only known their classmates for a short time, they had both become integral members of their year and have been missed greatly. Iskren was known for always helping others when he had the opportunity to and as an incredibly kind-hearted young man. Shane had been known to be charismatic and sociable, striking up instant friendships with his whole class. We wish to honour the memory of these two bright and promising young men whose time was cut short through this written scholarship.

Guidelines: OMSA aims to foster conversation about the changing needs of health care. This essay contest is open to pre-clerkship students enrolled full-time in an Ontario medical school. All works must be previously unpublished and relate to the specified theme. Essay submissions must be a maximum of 500 words. Submissions can be sent electronically to The winner will receive a $500 Ontario Leaders Scholarship to be announced at OMSW and their article will be published in Scrub-In.

Theme: Consider the unique healthcare needs of Ontario. In what ways does your medical education prepare you to meet these demands?

Deadline: October 9, 2013