Congratulations to all 2017 winners!!

1st place: Suhana Begum from Wayne State University with an essay titled, Effective Communication Skills to Assist Patients With Their Psychosocial Concerns and/or Needs.

2nd place: Rosalyn Lovelady from Wayne State University with an essay titled,  Missing Components of a Cancer Diagnosis. 

3rd place: Melissa Eveland from Grand Valley State University with an essay titled, ViewRay


The Scientific Essay contest is open to all ACTIVE STUDENT members of M.S.R.T.  A person is eligible if his/her program director can certify that this candidate’s first possible date to write A.R.R.T. registry exam has not lapsed.  All participants must be a member of the M.S.R.T. at time of application deadline and be able to show proof of membership by including a copy of the membership card with the application. All entrants must be registered for at least one (1) day of the annual meeting to be eligible for a prize.

Essays should be no less than six (6), and no more than fifteen (15) pages in length and double-spaced.  All papers should include a title page, reference page and proper in text citation, using APA or MLA format. 

The essay must have a cover sheet/title page, giving only the title of the essay. If illustrations are included, they must be properly cited using APA or MLA format. No clue as to an author's identity shall be found within the body of the paper, only the essay chairperson will know the author's identity.

Essays should be submitted by e-mail in a document or Word format. These essays will be forwarded to the judges (without the author's identity) after the deadline has passed.

 Any file that is unable to be opened by the essay chairperson or missing documents will be disqualified once the deadline has passed.  All attempts to notify the author of any failures will be made by the chairperson in a timely manner and alternate methods of submission will be handled on an as needed basis.

*Please note- Entrants may submit more than one essay, but you are only eligible to win one prize, to be determined by the highest score you receive.

 All complete entries are to be received by midnight, July 31st

**NOTICE: The M.S.R.T. Board of Directors has placed minimum standards upon the awards for both the exhibit and essay contests at the annual meeting every September. Those exhibits or essays that do not attain a minimum of points (60 or better out of 100) on the grading scale, as published, will not be eligible for an award. All entrants must be registered for one day of the Annual Meeting in the same year they are submitting an essay for consideration.**