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Inaugural Undergraduate Public Policy Competition!

BAker instituteAre you interested in public health policy? Do you want the chance to meet with professionals from the Texas Medical Center, tour some of the world’s finest medical facilities, interact with public policy experts, and meet renowned public figures? Compete in Rice University’s Baker Institute Student Forum’s Inaugural Undergraduate Public Policy Competition! This competition is hosted by Rice University in the Baker Institute for Public Policy in Houston, Texas.

Either individually or in groups of up to 3, submit a 3,000 to 6,000 word proposal on how to best improve health care in the United States. Address quality, cost, and access but pick any aspect of health care that you want. The top 15 finalists will compete at the Baker Institute on September 21st, 2013. Finalists will give 10 minute presentations to a panel of judges from the Texas medical community and then be honored at an open house gala. Proposals must include an abstract, a cover page (please print the names of the authors on this page only), and be Times New Roman, 12 point font, and double spaced. Papers will be accepted from May 1st to August 15th. Email them to bisf@rice.edu.


The top three winners will win cash prizes!

Cash Prizes Are:

            -First Place: $2,500

            -Second Place: $2,000

            -Third Place: $1,500

All finalists will have the abstracts of their papers published in a booklet which will be distributed to medical professionals. Their whole paper will be published in Rice’s undergraduate policy journal, The Cultivator. 

For more information, email bisf@rice.edu and visit the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/433146266773382/?notif_t=plan_edited


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