U.S. Armed Forces Interns/Residents/Early Career Physician Abstract Form

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All abstract submissions must have required local approvals before submitting.

Deadline - Monday, August 1, 2022
WARNING: This form is programmed to reject all submission attempts after 11:59PM ET, Monday, August 1, 2022

Tri Service ACP Abstract Competition

Interns/Residents/Early Career Physician Abstract Competition Time Line

Abstract Portal Opens

March 1, 2022

Abstracts Portal Closes

May 14, 2022

Notification Date

June 1, 2022

Poster/podium Submission Due Date

Aug 1, 2022

Incoming Interns OnlyTime Line

Abstract Portal Opens

July 1, 2022

Abstracts Portal Closes

Aug 1, 2022

Notification Date

Aug 10, 2022

Poster/podium Submission Due Date

Sept 1, 2022

Note: Interns can submit during either window

Abstract Eligibility

  • Member of ACP in good standing. Category is based on first author/presenting author.
  • Original abstracts that either have or have not been presented at other meetings including ACP Chapters/Regions will be considered.
  • Abstracts previously accepted to the National Meeting are not eligible. 
  • Abstracts are eligible if they have been published; however, abstracts based upon full papers that have been published are not eligible.
  • IRB approval should be included in any research submissions.


  1. Is there a word limit? Yes, 450 words. Title, Authors and references are not included. 
  2. Can I submit more than 1 abstract? Yes. Submit as many as you want.
  3. I am graduating between now and the conference, what group (med student, resident, early career) should I pick?  Select your level at the time of the conference.
  4. I saw the case as a resident/fellow and will be staff at the time of the conference. Do I need a staff on the case still?  Yes, if you saw the patient during training, you still need a staff physician even if you are a staff at the time of the presentation. 
  5. I am doing research or a QI project with data being currently collected, can I submit this project?  Yes. With the results you can report, data collection on going.  You may be provisionally accepted pending review of your data. 
  6. How will I be notified?  By email, please use an email address that you will have access to at the time of the notifications. 
  7. Can I include images with my abstract?  No. 
  8. I want to submit but do not know if my next command will let me go…  If you are overseas, you can opt to present virtually. 



Basic Research

To improve human health, scientific discoveries must be translated into practical applications. Such discoveries typically begin at the bench with basic research—in which scientists study disease at a molecular or cellular level.

Clinical Research

Patient-oriented research. Research conducted with human subjects (or on material of human origin such as tissues, specimens and cognitive phenomena) for which an investigator (or colleague) directly interacts with human subjects. This area of research includes: mechanisms of human disease; therapeutic interventions; clinical trials; development of new technologies; analysis of existing datasets; epidemiologic and behavioral studies; outcomes research and health services research.


Submissions can report on efforts to improve patient safety or outcomes measurement. Such efforts may be projects developed and initiated to promote patient safety and/or processes that have improved or created a safer environment for patients. Abstracts may also be submitted that relate to the use of outcome data, how to measure and convert data into information.

High Value

Projects that focus on: reducing waste in the system (unnecessary testing and treatment or inappropriate setting for care), minimizing harms (radiation exposure, medication side effects), or improving patient care through communication (incorporating patient values and concerns into care plans).

Clinical Vignette

A clinical vignette is a report of one or more cases that illustrates a new disease entity, or a prominent or unusual clinical feature of an established disease. It may include a summary of pertinent patient history, physical findings, laboratory data, or management description.

So You are Accepted……

PodiumMax presentation of 7 minutes plus 3 minutes for questions. No specific template or structure. If in person, presentation will be live.  If virtual, submit 1) your presentation and 2) your presentation with voice over (as back up).

PosterIf your MTF has a required template, use that template. If not, we will provide you a generic template. Size: 36 x 60 inches if in person. If virtual, just submit your power point single slide. 

Uniform for presenter is Dress Blues/Class A/Service Dress.

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