Resident Research: External Presentation Opportunities
In addition to the numerous society meetings your mentor may suggest, these meetings are particularly friendly to resident submissions. Consider submitting a project to gain experience in poster or oral abstract presentation.
Michigan Internal Medicine (http://www.acpmichigan.org/, 07-09-2013)
This is the annual state Chapter meeting for ACP. Michigan ACP members convene from all over the state to address clinical, research, and education topics. Resident poster sessions and oral abstracts are accepted by competitive peer review. Prize winners at the state chapter are supported for honorary presentation at the national ACP meeting. *Presentation categories include QA/QI abstracts.
Also hosts the Michigan ACP Associates Day. This meeting is all about residents. Approximately 150 residents from around the state are selected annually to present case studies, original research, quality improvement projects, and evidence-based medicine projects. There are key note talks focused on resident issues, and an annual "quiz bowl" of Board-type questions. Find links to the upcoming meeting on the state chapter website.
ACP National Abstracts Competition (http://www.acponline.org/residents_fellows/competitions/, 07-09-2013)
This event is held each spring, as part of the immense ACP Annual Session meeting.
Society of General Internal Medicine Midwest Region (http://www.sgim.org/meetings/regional-meetings/midwest, 07-09-2013)
This regional meeting provides a friendly atmosphere of midwestern faculty, fellows, residents, and students. Oral abstract and poster presentation opportunities are available for residents, and abstract presenters receive feedback from experienced research faculty.
Students/Residents/Fellows (SRF) Track, SGIM Annual Meeting (http://www.sgim.org/meetings/annual-meeting, 07-09-2013)
The Society of General Internal Medicine hosts a separate SRF track at its annual meeting. The track has unique programming for physicians in training, one-on-one mentoring opportunities, opportunities for networking with academic medicine leaders, and a SRF abstract presentation session. Scientific abstracts and clinical vignettes are eligible. There is an outstanding abstract award for Associate (SRF) Members of SGIM.
General Internal Medicine Housestaff Research Awards at Johns Hopkins University (http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/gim/GIM_Res_Awards/index.html, 07-09-2013)
This annual national competition is designed for House Officers who have performed research in general medicine: medical education, clinical epidemiology and prevention, health services and outcomes research, behavioral medicine and health disparities, or bioethics. Winners in each of these categories receive a cash prize and an invitation to travel to Baltimore to present their winning abstract. Be sure to check on the submission deadlines.
Society for Medical Decision Making (http://www.smdm.org/smdm_annual_meetings.shtml, 07-09-2013)
This international, multidisciplinary organization promotes scholarly approaches to clinical reasoning, diagnostic error, and other elements of medical decision making. Residents are encouraged to present patient safety content related to medical decision making. Residents pay only minimal meeting registration fees.