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MPRA invites all its resident and medical student members to submit interesting med-peds clinical cases for our Annual Med-Peds Clinical Case Competition. We welcome cases submitted by both residents and medical students. Cases should be interesting clinical presentations pertinent to internal medicine or pediatrics and should also display significant educational value to the Med-Peds audience. Cases may not have been presented previously at regional or national levels. However, those who have been presented locally may still submit their abstracts for consideration. Residents and medical students may submit only one case for the competition.

Winning abstracts will have the honor to present their case at our National NMPRA Annual Meeting in San Francisco on October 22, 2016. Each speaker will have 10-15 minutes dedicated to their case.


Submission Details

All applications should include the following:

  • Your Full Name, Program/School, PGY/MS Level
  • Contact Information: Phone number, Email address
  • Program Director’s (or faculty sponsor for students) Name and Email Address
  • Title of the Case
  • Brief Abstract including clinical case presentation and discussion. Your total abstract should not exceed 2200 characters (not including spaces)Abstracts will be reviewd by NMPRA Board members to determine the winners. Cases over the 2200 character limit will not be considered.

All application materials and questions regarding this grant should be sent to the NMPRA President-Elect at president-elect@medpeds.org.


Past Winners:

  • 2015 Dr. Elizabeth Petersen at Brigham and Women’s/Boston Children’s – “Scurvy and Pulmonary Hypertension in a Child with Autism
  • 2015 Dr. Ken Visalli at Univ South Florida – “When Abdominal Pain Leaves You Breathless”
  • 2015 Matt Erlich MS4 at Brown University – “Ewing Sarcoma with Intramural Metastatic Disease: an unusual adult course of a common pediatric cancer
  • 2015 Emily Cordes MS4 at Michigan State Univ COM – “Head Drop Episodes in a Toddler: a case of TSC/ADPKD syndrome”
  • 2014 Dr. Timothy Menza at Brigham and Women’s/Boston Children’s – “The clot thickens: a case of inpatient pediatric venous thromboembolism”
  • Dr. Suma Chennubhotla at University of Louisville – “Disseminated Varicella-Zoster Infection and Complications in a Post-Pubertal Unimmunized Patient”
  • Dr. Vidya B. Pai at University of Arkansas – “The Curious Case Of Hypoxemia”
  • Dr. Elimarys Perez-Colon at University of South Florida – “NMDA receptor antibody associated limbic encephalitis in a 14 year-old female with bilateral mature ovarian teratomas”
  • Dr. Andrew Nickels at University of Chicago – “Hidden internal medicine in pediatrics. A 10 year-old girl with leg swelling”
  • Dr. Heath Wilt at University of Missouri Kansas City – “Pott’s Puffy tumor: A subtle clue in a 19 year-old male convinced he has migraines”
  • Dr. Agnes Sundaresan at Geisinger Medical Center – “From childhood to adulthood: a story of the overlooked phagocyte”
  • Dr. Marcus Carden at Virginia Commonwealth University – “A gastric duplication cyst with an infant presenting in hypovolemic shock”