Resident Poster Contest

2022 Resident Poster Contest

The CAFP Foundation is pleased to support the 9th Annual Resident Poster Contest at the Family Medicine Clinical Forum on April 22-24, 2022 in San Francisco. 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 Contest Application

Application Process:
The online application must be submitted by Saturday, January 8, 2022. 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


  • November 18, 2021 | Application Opens
  • January 9, 2022 | Application Closes
  • January 14, 2022 | Abstracts and scoring sheets sent to reviewers for blind review #1
  • February 4, 2022 | Reviewers’ score sheets due back to CAFP
  • February 11, 2022 | Acceptance decisions go to lead authors (and their program directors)
  • March 4, 2022 | Final poster submission deadline (PDF version)
  • March 11, 2022 | Final posters and scoring sheets sent to reviewers for blind review #2
  • April 1, 2022 | Reviewers’ score sheets due back to CAFP
  • April 4, 2022 | CAFP notifies residents of scoring results
  • April 11, 2022| Posters go to print
  • April 23, 2022 | Stage presentations of the top 10 posters and displays of the top 20
  • April 24, 2022 | Awards given to the top two poster presenters

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