Distinguished Trainee Research Awards

Purpose: The Distinguished Trainee Research Awards are intended to promote and acknowledge outstanding completed primary care research conducted by trainees.

Eligibility Criteria: Undergraduate students, medical students, graduate students, residents and fellows submitting an abstract as the primary (first) author are eligible to receive a trainee award. Only abstracts submitted as completed research projects will be considered for a trainee award.

Evaluation ProcessAll trainee abstracts submitted as completed research projects during the Spring and Summer submission period will be evaluated through NAPCRG’s established peer review process. The top six scoring abstracts will be considered for a trainee award.

The Awards Sub-Committee Chair will contact each trainee, via electronic mail, to inform them that their work is being considered for a Trainee Award. The trainee will be required to confirm that the submitted abstract represents their work.

Selected trainees will be invited to present their work at a special Trainee Designated Oral Presentation session to be held during the NAPCRG Annual Meeting.  Members of the Awards Committee will evaluate presentations to collectively identify award recipients.

Awards will be given to recognize the top three research projects by trainees. The Dr. Barbara Starfield Award will be awarded for the best completed research project by a trainee. All Distinguished Trainee Award winners will be recognized during the NAPCRG Annual Meeting.  

First Place (Starfield Award)

  • Cash prize ($250) 
  • Certificate

Second Place

  • Cash prize ($100) 
  • Certificate

Third Place 

  • Cash prize ($50) 
  • Certificate

Honorable Mentions 
The other trainees will receive an Honorable Mention designation and certificate.

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