To compete for this award, the applicant will write an original 1000-word essay describing the implications and potential importance of his/her research avenue or discovery for the betterment of human health. The successful essay should explicitly link results of the applicant's scientific inquiry with the humanistic ideals espoused by Osler and emulated to this day. All areas of research are eligible for this award, both clinical and basic science. Judging will be based both on the applicant's essay and submitted abstract. The winner will receive a $100 cash prize, a plaque, and a book.
Note: There are other awards given for overall excellence in research. To qualify to receive an award one must submit an abstract and be accepted to present. If you are accepted to present in an oral category you must also submit a manuscript (Rules for Submitting Abstracts, Manuscripts, and Posters). The manuscript will count 60 percent of an overall score, with the presentation counting 40 percent. Those competing for poster awards are graded on their original abstract and their presentation, counting 60 percent and 40 percent respectively. Some awards will overlap categories. This means that the title of the session that you are presenting in does not necessarily reflect the award category. For example, someone presenting in the Neurosurgery Session may win the Surgery Award, instead of someone in the General Surgery Session.
These poster presentations awards are given to those participants demonstrating overall excellence of research. Each of these awards consist of a plaque and cash award. First Place - $200.00 Second Place - $150.00 Third Place - $100.00