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Published: June 7, 2021

CAFP-Foundation Announces Winners of the 2021 Resident Poster Competition

The California Academy of Family Physicians Foundation (the Foundation) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Resident Poster Competition. 

  1. Case Report Winner: Vincent Pan, DO; Mai-Linh Tran, MD. (2021, May 23) Just Normal Infant Irritability? Eighth annual CAFP Resident Poster Competition. 
  2. Research Project Winner: Joshua Wendt, MD; Alexander Sin, MD, MS; Lauren Simon, MD, MPH. (2021, May 23) Improving Patient Safety Through Policy Awareness. Eighth annual CAFP Resident Poster Competition. 

Now in its 8th year, this contest supports California’s family medicine residents in meeting ACGME requirements for scholarly activity and provides a unique opportunity for residents to share their academic work with a state-wide community of family physicians. 

Each fall, residents are invited to submit case and research abstracts that undergo a blinded peer review process. Of these submissions, 20 are selected to submit posters for a second round of blind review. The top 10 scoring posters are presented during a live forum, and the top two presenters, one case report and one research project, are awarded a prize. 

In 2021, the Foundation received 54 abstract submissions from residents representing 23 different Family Medicine Residency Programs across the state. Members of the CAFP Foundation Board of Trustees (BOT) and alumni of the former Medical Student and Resident Affairs Committee served as reviewers. Submissions were evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Clarity of the research and/or clinical question
  • Study design and discussion and/or conclusion
  • Originality of the project or question
  • Relevance to family medicine, and
  • Potential to improve patient care or resident skills, knowledge and performance.

On Sunday, May 23, residents took to a virtual stage during CAFP’s Community Conversation to present their posters using a 2-slide, 2-minute, 2-question format. Foundation Board President, Dr. Marianne McKennett moderated the competition while a panel of former BOT members and previous poster winners served as judges. Presentations were evaluated based on organization, clarity and understanding of the topic. 

Congratulations to Dr. Vincent Pan from Loma Linda University Health Education Consortium (LLUHEC) Family Medicine Residency for scoring the highest in the case report category and to Dr. Joshua Wendt also from LLUHEC Family Medicine Residency for scoring the highest in the research project category.

Thanks to everyone who participated and helped make this contest a success! In case you missed it, you can view the 20 posters at the online exhibit hall and watch the presentations on our website.

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