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SHM Chapters Award Scholarships to Young Physicians


SHM’s Boston area chapter is looking to award a $1,000 scholarship to a resident who has been accepted to present a research, innovation, or clinical vignette (RIV) poster at HM13 in May at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center just outside Washington, D.C. The scholarship is to help defray travel expenses to attend the four-day annual meeting.

“We want to encourage our trainees to be productive in academic work and contribute to the body of knowledge about hospital medicine,” says Joseph Ming Wah Li, MD SFHM FACP, director of hospital medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and past president of SHM, adding chapter organizers hope the scholarship will further the awardees’ interest in the HM and provide the resident the opportunity to meet and share ideas with leaders in the field. “Any resident in training in the state of Massachusetts whose abstract was accepted for poster presentation at HM13 is eligible,” he says.

The application [PDF] deadline is April 8. Interested applicants should contact Dr. Li. The 2013 RIV poster sessions are Friday, May 16, and Saturday, May 17.

SHM’s Maryland chapter also awards annual meeting scholarships, and SHM leaders are looking to broaden the effort in years to come.

The Maryland chapter periodically solicits RIV abstracts from early-career hospitalists, residents, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants, inviting four or five to make oral presentations at a chapter meeting and then selecting a winner. Preeti Mehrotra, MD, internal medicine-pediatrics resident at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, and Jameka Riley, PA-C, physician assistant with Physician Inpatient Care Specialists in Annapolis, won the latest Maryland chapter contest and will have their HM13 registration fees covered.

Visit the SHM website for more information about chapters.

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