Resident Poster Competition

The CAFP Foundation is pleased to support the 11th Annual Resident Poster Competition at our all-member event, Family Medicine POP! on August 23-25, 2024 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.

Poster Competition Application

Application Process:
The online application must be submitted by Friday, March 22, 2024. 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 FM POP! 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. 
  • Must be able to attend the FM POP event in-person August 23-24, 2024

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

Previous Poster Competitions

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