AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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Conley Contests

Dr. John J. Conley (1912-1999) was a Columbia University professor of otolaryngology and head and neck surgeon who had a passion for medicine and its ethical practice. Established by the John Conley Foundation for Ethics and Philosophy in Medicine, the essay contest was administered by the Journal of the American Medical Association until 2004, and since then by the AMA Journal of Ethics.

For 2017, the AMA Journal of Ethics with support from the Conley Foundation is also sponsoring an Art of Medicine contest for works in visual media.

Winning Essays