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Osteopathic students and residents invited to enter abstract competition

The submission process opens July 5. All US osteopathic medical students and osteopathic medical residents are eligible to enter.

The American Osteopathic Association’s Bureau of International Osteopathic Medicine (BIOM) is pleased to announce its 24th annual global health competition. This year’s abstract competition provides an opportunity for osteopathic medical students and residents to disseminate their global health research and narrative medicine experiences to a broad audience via a poster expo.

The submission portal will open July 5.

Important: For the 2022 program the BIOM will consider abstracts reflecting work with migrant and/or refugee populations within the United States.

The Abstract Competition includes a Poster Expo. All osteopathic medical students and osteopathic medical residents in the United States are eligible to enter the competition’s two categories:

  • Global health research abstracts
    Research Abstracts must be a clinical, basic science or health services study.   The research category includes any project using quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods to collect evidence of or test a hypothesis about any aspect of global health. Research projects must have IRB approval
  • Narrative medicine essays
    The narrative medicine category allows for osteopathic medical students and residents to submit essays of creative nonfiction describing their experiences in global health.  The competition invites participants to submit short nonfiction narratives about their global health outreach experiences.

All entries must be focused on the entrants’ experiences with global health and/or providing healthcare internationally.

Schools/programs must review and attest to approval of each submission. View the complete list of competition guidelines.

Poster competition prizes

Grand Prize- $1,500

First Prize – $750 in each category

Second Prize – $500 in each category

The grand prize winner and both first-prize winners will be given the opportunity to present on the ePoster platform during OMED 2022.

The submission portal will open July 5 and close August 15.

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