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Upcoming Prizes and Awards

Published Tue Apr 29th 2014

PSI Resident Research Prize and the CSCI Award for Excellence in Resident Research:
Each year the PSI (Physicians Services Incorporated) Foundation sponsors research awards to encourage scholarly inquiry in residency programs. Five $2000.00 awards are available at Queen's and all residents are encouraged to write and submit their research projects to the Postgraduate Medical Education office at 70 Barrie Street by  May 30, 2014 at 4:30pm. The project may be basic or clinical research.

Criteria for the award:

  1. Prizes will be awarded for excellence in papers written by residents (post-certification clinical fellows are not eligible) on clinically related subjects. Residents may be enrolled in either the College of Family Physicians of Canada or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada postgraduate residency programs.
  2. The project should describe clinical research that has extended over more than one year and must represent work done by a trainee while at Queen's and not that of the supervising staff person.
  3. Papers will be judged on originality, quality of enquiry, methods used and presentation including illustrations and English language usage. Additional weight will be given if a paper has been submitted for publication or will be presented at a scientific meeting.
  4. A statement from the supervising faculty member outlining the Resident's role in the project must accompany the submission.
  5. Four copies of the typed, double-spaced paper must be received in the Postgraduate Medical Education office by May 30, 2014 at 4:30pm.
  6. Projects must have received approval from the University Research Ethics Board.
  7. Papers will be judged by a panel of Clinical Teachers at Queen's University. The panel reserves the right not to award all five prizes. There will be no allocation or reserve for individual disciplines.
All submissions for the PSI Award will automatically be considered for the CSCI Award.
CSCI Award Program for Excellence in Resident Research
The Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation (CSCI) and the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) jointly sponsor a research competition for the best resident research project.
The prize is $1,000 and submissions are due to the Postgraduate Medical Education office at 70 Barrie Street by 4:30pm on May 30, 2014.
Please do not hesitate to contact Barb Heffernan in the PGME Office with any questions.