Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Geriatrics Scholarship Award Summit: Getting Interns and Residents Excited about Academic Geriatrics


Awardees and Faculty at the 2011Scholarship Summit

I am excited to announce the third annual Bechtel Geriatrics Scholarship Award Summit open to interns and residents in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine. The goal of the award is to stimulate interest in a career in academic geriatrics by recognizing residents’ scholarly or research achievements in aging or geriatrics.  Each award carries with it a cash prize of $500 plus a stipend to cover travel and lodging in San Francisco to present their work at a special award summit.

To be eligible, applicants must have worked on a scholarly or research project during their medical training (i.e. medical school, masters program, and/or residency training) defined as:
  • Scholarly Projects: projects may include but are not limited to: curricular design project; community, clinical or educational program development; quality improvement projects; leadership projects; or public policy projects

  • Research Projects: projects may have been conducted prior to housestaff training (e.g., medical school, college, masters program) and may also have been already presented/published.  

The deadline for application materials is April 8, 2013. Award winners will be announced on April 19th, and invitations extended for presentations to be made on June 13th-14th.

If you know of any budding geriatricians, please pass this on to them.  If you would like to know more about the program or would like to download the application, please go to the UCSF Division of Geriatrics website.

Thanks,

Eric Widera (@ewidera)

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