Student Poster Contest

The deadline for 2023 has passed!  We will start accepting new applications starting in March 2024.

The ACOI is pleased to announce the 2023 awards for Original Research Abstract and Case Presentation Posters prepared by students interested in internal medicine and its subspecialties.

Cash awards of $500 will be made for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place original research abstract posters as judged at the 2023 Convention, October 11- 14, 2023 in Tampa, Florida. Registration for the Convention is free for students along with all meal functions provided by ACOI. ACOI offers each COM’s internal medicine club up to $1,000 to help defray travel costs for students who attend in person. Maximum reimbursement per club is $1,000.

Abstract subjects are to be related to internal medicine and its subspecialties. There are no restrictions as to content, and the entry may represent, but is not limited to: original research, a retrospective analysis, a prospective analysis, etc. Relevance or application to osteopathic principles and practice is encouraged.

A second category for competition will include an interesting case(s) analyzed against a review of the literature to support and/or refute the analysis. There will be separate cash awards of $250 for the top three case presentation posters.

Please clearly specify in which category (original research or case presentations) you are submitting your entry. Maximum two submissions per person. The deadline for submission by email to is July 31, 2023.

The ACOI Research Committee strongly encourages you to enter this contest. This is a great way to begin disseminating your findings as well as an excellent addition to your CV by displaying your research at a national convention. In addition to the judging in Tampa, Florida, a first-rate convention is planned, including sessions designed especially for students.

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Click here to see a list of past winners. 

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