Trainee Story Slam Submission Form


You must be a current ACP Medical Student or Resident/Fellow Member in order to apply. Not a member? Sign up here.

To Submit

  • Record a 5-minute video of yourself presenting your story with a laptop, phone, or camera. See these helpful tips for recording yourself on video.
  • Complete your personal information and brief details about your story.
  • Include the video URL (YouTube or Vimeo preferred).
  • Don't forget to click Submit.


  • Submission of your story does not guarantee acceptance.
  • Selected presenters will need to affirm their participation and return a completed consent form to ACP within 1 week of notification. Failure to do so will forfeit their spot in the Story Slam.

Deadline to apply is Friday, March 19, 2021. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by the second week of April 2021.

Story Submission

Theme: Lessons Learned from the Pandemic as a Trainee

Think of how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected you as a trainee. How has it disrupted your training? What incredible experiences or lessons have you learned as a result of this tragedy? What COVID-19 patients did you encounter that made an indelible impression on you? Will it affect how you practice medicine in the future?

Aim for sharing a story that conveys the fascinating, awe-inspiring, exciting, fulfilling nature of doctoring. Avoid profanity, refrain from slander, and be respectful of patients, colleagues, and others mentioned in your story. If you cannot mask the identity of those mentioned in the story, please obtain permission to identify them in your story prior to the event. Stories will be judged on content and story-telling ability.

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