WHAT ARE THE CATEGORIES?
- Single or Multiple Case Presentation
- Evidence Based Medicine/Quality Improvement*
- Hypothesis-Driven Project*
- Medical Education Initiative**
Primary author may submit a presentation for each category, but not multiple for the same category.
*Children Advocacy is encouraged under Evidence Based Medicine and Hypothesis-Driven Project.
**This category will showcase a description of an innovative idea in medical education developed or utilized by a trainee to disseminate pediatric knowledge, skills or attitudes to advance the care of children. Award prizes underwritten by Association of Pediatric Program Directors.
WHAT DO I NEED TO INCLUDE ON THE POSTER?
- Vertical Template format only
- Title, Author and Affiliation
- Abstract (one paragraph max.)
- Background and purpose/objectives
- Description of intervention/study
- Most relevant references
HOW DOES THE POSTER NEED TO LOOK?
- PowerPoint ONLY. Must use the Mandatory PowerPoint Template (you may adjust the colors and font).
- Submit electronically via online application by deadline.
- 12 point font or larger.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
- Contest is open to medical students and residents/fellows who are enrolled in a Texas medical school or a Texas residency/fellow program AND are current medical student or Resident/Fellow members of TPS.
- Co-authorship from other specialties and faculty is permitted, but the primary author must be a medical student or resident/fellow member of TPS.
- Third year residents and fourth year medical students are also eligible but must supply future contact information.
- Pediatric Faculty Adviser must be a member of TPS.
- Program Director, or Program Chair, or Clerkship Director - whichever applies to your level of training, needs to be aware you are submitting a poster.
WHAT ARE MY DEADLINES?
- Must apply for membership, if not already a member by May 1, 2022.
- Deadline for presentations is TBA.
- Judging will be conducted by the TPS Resident Poster subcommittee.
- Winning Presentations will be announced and posted on the TPS website in late July.
ELECTRONIC POSTER CONTEST EVALUATION CRITERIA: (based on a 1-5 scale, 1 does not meet expectations)
- Connection: Relevance & Applicability to child health, practice, or education; why this is important.
- Creativity: Originality of topic, methods, etc.
- Clarity: Visual-format graphics flow
- Concordance: Logic- title, objectives, conclusions all connect
- Content: Scientific Quality- hypothesis-driven, methods, evidence-based, interpretations, impact
- Completeness: Thoroughness & quality of literature review & /or scientific quality/scholarship performance