Oriens Award

Fellows and Residents are invited to submit an essay for the EAST Oriens Award, which is supported by an unrestricted grant from the Polk Family Charitable Fund. 

Applicants must currently be in Fellowship or Residency (not to be completed before June 2022) to be eligible to apply.  All applicants must submit a personal statement (one page maximum) on "This is why I want a career in trauma and acute care surgery." Applicants are required to identify a sponsor at the time of submission.  Sponsors must be an EAST Active or Senior member.  One Fellow and one Resident award winner will be named. 

Essays must be anonymous. Information that identifies the author is not allowed. Do not include your name in the essay document (headers and footers included). Please do not use your name as the file name for your essay document.

One Fellow and One Resident award winner will be named. Each will receive: 

  • Complimentary registration to the 35th EAST Annual Scientific Assembly
  • Up to $1500 reimbursement for lodging and travel-related expenses to the EAST Annual Scientific Assembly (restrictions apply). 
  • The Fellow and Resident winners will be invited to give an oral presentation of his/her winning essay at the 2022 EAST Oriens Award Session held during the EAST Annual Scientific Assembly.

Apply

Essay submissions for the 2022 award are OPEN. The submission deadline is July 31, 2021.

Submit Your Essay

Past Award Recipients & Keynote Speakers

Year

Award Recipient

Keynote Speaker

2021 Fellow Winner

Margo N. Carlin, DO

Sharon M. Henry, MD, FACS

2021 Resident Winner

Alexandra C. Ferre, MD

Sharon M. Henry, MD, FACS

2020 Fellow Winner

Christina Riojas, MD
Read the winning Essay*

Eileen M. Bulger, MD, FACS
Read the Keynote Address*

2020 Resident Winner

Mike M. Mallah, MD

Read the winning Essay*

Watch the video

Eileen M. Bulger, MD, FACS
Read the Keynote Address*

2019 Fellow Winner

Lisa M. Kodadek, MD
Read winning Essay*

Andrew Peitzman, MD, FACS
Read the Keynote Address*

2019 Resident Winner

Danby Kang, MD
Read the winning Essay*

Andrew Peitzman, MD, FACS
Read the Keynote Address*

2018 Fellow Winner

Lourdes Y. Swentek, MD
Read winning Essay

J. Wayne Meredith, MD, FACS
Watch the Video of the Keynote Address

2018 Resident Winner

Christopher P. Foran, MD
Read winning Essay

J. Wayne Meredith, MD, FACS
Watch the Video of the Keynote Address

2017 Fellow Winner

Danielle A. Pigneri, MD
Read winning Essay

J. David Richardson, MD, FACS
Read Keynote Address

2017 Resident Winner

Ashley B. Hink, MD, MPH
Read winning Essay

J. David Richardson, MD, FACS
Read Keynote Address

2016 Fellow Winner

Dylan R. Nieman, MD, PhD
Read Winning Essay

Donald H. Jenkins, MD, FACS
Read Keynote Address

2016 Resident Winner

Samuel Wade Ross, MD, MPH
Read Winning Essay

Donald H. Jenkins, MD, FACS
Read Keynote Address

2015 Fellow Winner

Gerard A. Baltazar, DO
Read Winning Essay

Timothy C. Fabian, MD, FACS

2015 Resident Winner

T. Shane Hester, DO
Read Winning Essay

Timothy C. Fabian, MD, FACS

2014 Fellow Winner

Roseanna Guzman-Curtis, MD, MPH
Read Winning Essay

Grace S. Rozycki, MD, MBA, FACS
Read Keynote Address

2014 Resident Winner

Joshua G. Corsa, MD, NREMT-P
Read Winning Essay

Grace S. Rozycki, MD, MBA, FACS
Read Keynote Address

2013

Charity Evans, MD
Read winning essay

C. William Schwab, MD, FACS

2012

Jason J. Schrager, MD, FACS
Read winning essay

Donald D. Trunkey, MD, FACS

2011

Joseph V. Sakran, MD, MPH
Read winning essay

David V. Feliciano, MD, FACS

2010

Albert Chi, MD
Read winning essay

L.D. Britt, MD, MPH, FACS


*EAST has been given permission by the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery to link published content. 

Please direct any questions to the EAST Administrative Offices at 312-202-5508 or by email at managementoffice@east.org