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The purpose of the National Conference poster competition is to stimulate research by medical students and family medicine residents, to provide a venue to share innovative and effective educational programs, to showcase unique community projects, and to encourage networking among medical students and residents with similar interests. In 2019, up to 50 entries will be selected for display at National Conference. Of those, the top 12 will be invited to give a brief oral presentation onsite for peer review.
To enter the 2019 National Conference poster competition, medical students and family medicine residents displaying their poster onsite must be:
The required online application must be completed and submitted to the AAFP by April 1, 2019. An abstract of the poster and an art file must accompany the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants will be notified by May 31.
It is recommended you have all items listed below ready and in the required format before starting your online application. Required information and attachments include:
Applicants must include all information outlined for each category below — five-page maximum, excluding the Reference page for Clinical Inquiry entries. Please bold each section header for easier reading.
Research (See example.)(2 page PDF)
Clinical Inquiry (See example.)(3 page PDF)
Community Project and Educational Program (See example.)(2 page PDF)
Poster judging is a two-tier process.
2. Onsite Poster Presentation
Posters will be printed by the AAFP and displayed on easels in a designated area at National Conference. The top 12 poster authors will be invited to give a brief oral presentation onsite for peer review. One resident and one student will be awarded first place and earn a trip to the 2019 Family Medicine Experience (FMX), September 24–28 in Philadelphia, PA, to display their posters. These posters will not be eligible for judging at FMX. No monetary awards are offered.
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National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students