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Published: January 18, 2023

Calling All California FM Residents - 2023 Resident Poster Contest!

The CAFP Foundation is pleased to support the 10th Annual Resident Poster Contest at our all-member event, POP! Prism of Practice - Celebrating the Spectrum of Family Medicine. on August 25-27, 2023 in Costa Mesa, CA. The poster competition promotes scholarly activity by family medicine residents and provides an opportunity for residents to share their research with a network of family doctors.

Application Process:
The online application must be submitted by Tuesday, February 28, 2023. An abstract must accompany the application, and incomplete applications will not be considered.


  • Resident physician at a California Family Medicine Residency Program
  • CAFP/AAFP Member


  1. Original Research: summarize the results of a well-defined research project. Include hypotheses, methods, results, and discussion/conclusion. All work should be original.
  2. Case Report: present a clinical case scenario. Include an introduction, case description, and discussion of patient management.

Additional Information:

  • The topic must be of value to family medicine and within the scope of family medicine.
  • All projects must be completed at the time of application.
  • Every program is encouraged to participate - please limit submissions to THREE PER PROGRAM.
  • Up to 20 entries will be selected for display at the CAFP Clinical Forum. Of those, the top 10 will be invited to give a 2-minute/2-slide oral presentation. The top 2 posters will be awarded prizes.
  • Each abstract will undergo a double-blind review process by family physicians on the Foundation Board of Trustees and other volunteer reviewers.

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Clarity in the research and/or clinical question, study design and discussion/conclusion
  • Originality of project or question
  • Relevance to family medicine
  • Impact on future work
  • Potential to improve patient care or resident skills, knowledge and performance


  • January 15 | Application Opens
  • February 28 | Application Closes
  • March 3 | Abstracts and scoring sheets sent to reviewers for blind review #1
  • March 24 | Reviewers’ score sheets due back to CAFP
  • March 31 | Acceptance decisions go to lead authors (and their program directors)
  • May 1 | Final poster submission deadline (PDF version)
  • May 5 | Final posters and scoring sheets sent to reviewers for blind review #2
  • May 30 | Reviewers’ score sheets due back to CAFP
  • June 2 | CAFP notifies residents of scoring results
  • August 7| Posters go to print
  • August 26 | Stage presentations of the top 10 posters and displays of the top 20
  • August 26 | Awards given to the top two poster presenters

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