Family & Community Medicine

William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition

The William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition, sponsored by the Department of Family and Community Medicine at NEOMED, is open to students attending allopathic or osteopathic schools of medicine in the United States and Canada.

Each year hundreds of entries are submitted to the competition and submissions will be judged by the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University.

The first-, second-, and third-place winners will be invited to read their poetry at an awards ceremony at NEOMED.  In addition, the editors of the Journal of Medical Humanities review the winning poems and consider them for possible publication in that journal.

Entry Guidelines

The entry deadline for the annual competition is Dec. 31, 2019

For additional information or questions please contact

Winning Poems

The top three poets will be awarded $300, $200, and $100 respectively and will be invited to visit NEOMED on April 17, 2020 to read their poems. Their travel expenses will be paid by the Department of Family and Community Medicine.


Joanne Fabick
Administrative Coordinator
Phone: 330.325.6770

Department Chair

John Boltri, M.D.
Phone: 330.325.6787

Department of Family & Community Medicine

College of Medicine at NEOMED