Resident Research Day
The inaugural Resident Research Day at Palmetto Health will be held Wednesday, May 29 in the atrium of the Palmetto Health Children's Hospital. The event will showcase the medical research and case studies performed by medical and dental residents and fellows of Palmetto Health and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.
Monetary prizes will be awarded. The cash award program gives individuals an occasion to present posters on research and clinical cases they have conducted while undergoing their training.
Eligibility and Obligations
- Any medical or dental resident at Palmetto Health and/or the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in good standing may submit one application and accompanying abstract for presentation during Resident Research Day.
- The Poster Presentation Committee will choose 25 applications for participation. Of these applications, it is a requirement for all Grant In Aid awardees to submit an abstract/poster each year until project completion.
- The deadline for abstract submissions is 12 p.m. Friday, April 19. Residents whose abstracts are selected for the poster presentation will be notified by Wednesday, May 1. Those selected must commit to attending the Resident Research Day, creating a poster and being present to discuss their submissions.
- Abstracts must be original works of individuals actively engaged in residency or fellowship training.
- Abstracts that have been presented at other meetings may be submitted. Abstracts are eligible if they have been published. However, abstracts based upon full papers that have been published are not eligible.
- Abstracts should be limited to 400 words. The word count does not include the title or author information.
- Write for clarity and directness. Avoid the use of medical jargon or stock empty phrases. Proofread the abstract carefully for grammar.
- All abstracts must be e-mailed to: ResidentResearchDay@PalmettoHealth.org.
Submissions may be entered into one of the following categories:
- Clinical Medicine & Basic Science Research: Submissions can report clinical and/or laboratory-based research. Research is defined as a systematic investigation, including research development, testing and evaluation, designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge.
- Clinical Vignette: A clinical vignette is a report of one or more cases that illustrates a new disease entity, or a prominent or unusual clinical feature of an established disease. It may include a summary of laboratory data or management description.
- Quality Improvement: Quality improvement projects consist of activities designed to bring about immediate improvement in healthcare delivery to individuals or patient populations in a particular setting.
- Abstracts must be typed, single-spaced in Times New Roman (minimum 10-point).
- Title, typed in all caps, should be brief and clearly state content of abstract.
- Primary author must list name first.
- List name and one degree only (e.g. MD, DO) for each author. Professional title of positions should not be included.
- List names of author’s institution(s)/department(s), city, and state.
- The body of the abstract should be organized as follows:
a. Purpose for study (one sentence if possible).
b. Simple statement of methods.
c. Summary of results (adequate to support conclusions).
d. Statement of conclusions (Do not use phrases such as “The results will be discussed.”)
e. This format may be modified, as appropriate, for Clinical Vignette submissions, or for Research submissions diverging from the standard research methods.
- Mentor acknowledgement must follow the body of the abstract. The resident’s mentor/preceptor’s signature indicates that they are aware of, have considered, and are in compliance with this call.
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- Posters may be up to 4 ft x 6 ft.
- Easels, boards and pins will be provided, and boxes will be available to place copies of the abstract and/or small copies of the poster.
- Posters are to be prepared in advance. Approved PowerPoint poster templates are available as downloads on the sidebar at right.
- All costs of poster creation will be the responsibility of the entrants’ residency program.
- Posters should include Title, Authors, Institution Affiliations, and a detailed description of methods and results. Appropriate graphs, tables and photos should be included on the posters.
- The posters must be set up between 8 and 8:30 a.m. May 29th. A panel of judges will visit between 9 and 11:30 a.m. to examine each poster. Authors must be available for questions during this time. All posters must be taken down between 4:30 and 5 p.m
If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Marigliano, PhD, Director of Research, at 803-434-4898 or Rebecca.Marigliano@PalmettoHealth.org.