Resident/Fellow and Student Electronic Poster Contest

 (Photo) TPS 2018 poster winners at the TPS Annual Meeting.                                            

TPS Annual Resident/Fellow and Medical Student E-Poster Contest is Open!

The primary goal of the TPS Poster Contest is to feature and showcase research and education projects of Texas pediatric residents/fellows as well as medical students who are interested in pediatrics.

Deadlines for 2021 E-Poster submissions:

  • Contest opens on Monday, March 8, 2021
  • Must apply for membership, if not already a member on or before 8:00 AM on Monday May 10, 2021 (primary author and faculty advisor must be a TPS member at the time of submission)
  • Deadline for presentations is no later than 8:00 AM on Monday May 10, 2021 - be sure to submit the entry online
  • Winning presentations will be announced and posted on the TPS website in mid to late July

To view 2020 winners for reference, visit our Winners page.

Winners Receive 
Winning presentations will be recognized and awarded at the TPS Annual Meeting, September 9-12. Details available in the summer. Prizes listed below will be awarded to the primary author only in EACH of the four categories. 1st Place and Honorable Mention will be displayed at the TPS Annual Meeting.

1st Place:

  • $200
  • Travel expenses to (up to $250) to 2021 TPS Annual Meeting
  • Complimentary meeting registration
  • Congratulations letter sent to program
  • Announced in TPS communication to members: E-news, social media, and annual meeting onsite program

Honorable Mention:

  • $100
  • Complimetary meeting registration
  • Congratulations Letter sent to program
  • Announced in TPS communication to members: E-news, social media, and annual meeting onsite program

Below is the information needed to submit your entry. Review all the requirements before submitting your poster.

E-Poster Information

Poster Promotional Flyer (click here to see all you need to know about the poster contest)

Poster Categories and FAQs and Requirements

REQUIRED Poster Template (vertical format is REQUIRED but you can edit font, color scheme and your institution's logo)

Poster Entry Application

Winning Presentations 2010-2020

Remember you MUST be a TPS Member to enter contest.

Become a member for only $15 for medical students and $20 for residents/fellows, apply here! Not sure if your program pays for membership? Contact us regarding Membership. You can also download a paper membership application (PDF) and fax/scan/mail with a check to:

Crystal Healey, Director of Member Services
401 West 15th Street, Suite 682
Austin, Texas 78701
FAX: (512) 473-8659

Poster Contest Requirements and FAQ

WHAT ARE THE CATEGORIES?

  • Single or Multiple Case Presentation
  • Evidence Based Medicine/Quality Improvement*
  • Hypothesis-Driven Project*
  • Medical Education Initiative**

*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.

Primary author may submit a presentation for each category, but not multiple for the same category.

 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
  • Results
  • Conclusion(s)
  • Most relevant references

HOW DOES THE POSTER NEED TO LOOK?

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

  • Contest is open to medical students, residents, and 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 and faculty advisor 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

ADDITIONAL REQUIRMENTS

  • Pediatric Faculty Advisor must be a member of TPS
  • Program Director, or Program Chair, or Clerkship Director needs to be aware you are submitting a poster

WHAT ARE MY DEADLINES?

  • Must apply for membership, if not already a member on or before 8:00 AM on Monday May 10, 2021
  • Deadline for presentations is no later than 8:00 AM on Monday May 10, 2021 - be sure to submit the entry online
  • Winning Presentations will be announced and posted on the TPS website in mid to 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