Massachusetts Medical Society: Harvard Medical School student wins Massachusetts Medical Society essay contest

Harvard Medical School student wins Massachusetts Medical Society essay contest

 Nicolas Trad

WALTHAM – Nicolas Trad, a member of Harvard Medical School’s Class of 2023, has been selected as the winner of the Massachusetts Medical Society’s History of Medicine Essay for 2023 with his piece entitled “Deconstructing PTSD: Human Responses to Trauma Across Historical and Geographical Boundaries.”

Trad was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Beirut, Lebanon. He graduated from Princeton University in 2017 with a degree in public policy and a minor in global health and health policy. He will graduate from Harvard Medical School in 2023 and plans to pursue a career in Internal Medicine and health policy research and advocacy. Trad is passionate about improving the quality, ease of access, and affordability of health systems to better serve patients.

The essay contest is sponsored by the Medical Society’s Committee on History and invites essays related to the history of medicine or public health in Massachusetts since the establishment of the Massachusetts Medical Society in 1781. Articles are judged on scholarship, originality, and clarity of expression.

The Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) is the statewide professional association for physicians and medical students, supporting 25,000 members. We are dedicated to educating and advocating for the physicians of Massachusetts and patients locally and nationally. A leadership voice in health care, the MMS contributes physician and patient perspectives to influence health-related legislation at the state and federal levels, works in support of public health, provides expert advice on physician practice management, and addresses issues of physician well-being. Under the auspices of the NEJM Group, the MMS extends our mission globally by advancing medical knowledge from research to patient care through the New England Journal of Medicine, NEJM Catalyst, and the NEJM Journal Watch family of specialty publications, and through our education products for health care professionals: NEJM Knowledge+, NEJM Resident 360, and our accredited and comprehensive continuing medical education programs.

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