Call for Abstracts – 22nd Annual Department of Medicine Research Day

Application Procedure:

Participants should submit an abstract of 300 words (see new instructions for electronic submission) that includes the title, authors and affiliations, background and purpose of the study, methods, results, and conclusions, as well as the name of the applicant and the category of award in which they would like to compete. Medicine, Surgical or Pediatric residents and students (undergraduate or graduate) can submit basic, translational, and clinical research, Quality Improvement project or any research activity they have conducted during their training. Projects that have been submitted to, or already presented at, a regional or national meeting (including the local Passport program) are fully eligible.

 Every project should have a Medicine resident or faculty member affiliated with the project.

Eligibility Criteria by Submission Category:

Junior Faculty: Those at or below the rank of Assistant Professor with a primary appointment in the Department of Medicine or other Departments who are engaged in basic, translational or clinical investigation.

High School and Undergraduate Students: Students interested in health sciences and involved in clinical or basic/translational science research activity.

Graduate Students: This category includes students involved in Masters, PhD and/or MD/PhD research.

Post-Doctoral Fellows: Researchers who possess one of the following degrees: MD, DO, PhD, DDS, Pharm D.

Clinical Fellows: Department of Medicine or other Health Science Departmental clinical fellows at any level of training.

Medicine Residents and Medical Students: Internal Medicine residents and UTHSCSA medical students at any level of training. Participants are encouraged to contact their mentor and program director to assist in preparation of their application.

For applicants in all trainee categories, at least one of their primary mentors on the project should be a faculty member who holds a primary appointment in the Department of Medicine.

Awards Selection Process:

  • Participants must electronically submit abstracts of their work to the Medicine Research Committee and present the abstract in the form of a poster (bulletin boards are 4′ x 6′) on Research Day.
  • Abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Review Committee for Research Day. This committee will be comprised of both clinical research and basic science faculty. Up to eight abstracts will be selected for oral presentations on Research Day. Abstracts selected for oral presentation should also be presented as posters.
  • On Research Day, the Scientific Review Committee as well as our Distinguished Speaker for this year will evaluate posters and oral presentations for awards to be presented.
  • Awards will be given in each category in the form of vouchers for academic travel or other educational/professional development expense with approval of the Vice Chair of Research.


Awards Poster Competition

(one award in each category)

Junior Faculty
High School/Undergraduate Students
Graduate Students
Post-Doctoral Fellows
Clinical Fellows
Medical Residents/Students

Important Dates



April 2:            Call for Abstracts (300-word limit, Arial, size 11 font)


                        Submit using link: 22nd Annual Medicine Research Day Abstract Submission

Use guidelines below:

TREATMENT OF CYCLOSPORINE TOXICITY-Robin A. Pilot, MD, Charles S. Mission, Jr., MD, Robert N. Smith and Frank R. Burns, DO, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas.

The widespread use of cyclosporine in the treatment of organ transplantation has led to…

April 19:  Deadline for abstract submission

April 29:  Announcement of abstracts selected for oral presentation

May 14:  DOM Research Day – Keynote Address: Michael Snyder, Ph.D.

May 15:  DOM Medicine Grand Rounds – Presenter: Michael Snyder, Ph.D.

Please direct questions concerning this program to Melissa Bauman ( or to Dr. Kumar Sharma ( Vice Chair of Research, Department of Medicine.

Printed version of instructions

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