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 2018, up to fifty entries will be selected for display at National Conference. Of those, the top twelve will be invited to give a brief oral presentation onsite for peer review.
The required online application must be completed and submitted to the AAFP by April 1, 2018. An abstract of the poster presentation must accompany the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants will be notified by May 31.
To enter the 2018 National Conference poster competition, medical students and family medicine residents presenting the poster onsite must be:
The online application does not allow you to save and return to resume the application at a later time. Before starting your application, have all materials and information listed below ready and in the required format.
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 by judges.
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
Outstanding poster presentations will be recognized during National Conference. The top resident and top student will earn a trip to the 2018 Family Medicine Experience (FMX), October 9-13 in New Orleans, LA to present their posters. No monetary awards are offered.
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