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Medical Student Abstract Poster Competition


Ohio medical students were recently invited to submit an abstract for poster presentation. This was an excellent opportunity for students to become involved in OSMA's Annual Meeting and to enhance their reputation both within and outside their institution—and to network with physicians about policy, research, career interests and more.

Thank you to Jennifer Wayland, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for managing the poster competition process, and to the judges who volunteered their time and expertise. We were very excited to receive 58 applications, a huge increase over the 34 applications last year. Many excellent applications were received and it was very difficult to select the 18 for presentation.

Congratulations to the Award Winners:

Best in Show

Jama Hersi (MS2) University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences with “Clinical Medicine Outcomes of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) in Patients with Opioid Dependence”

People’s Choice Award

Michael Massey and James Moore (MS3) Northeast Ohio Medical University Advocacy with “Abolishing the Medical Debt of Akron Residents”

Best in category: Clinical Surgical          

Nicholas Hutchins (MS3) University of Cincinnati College of Medicine with “Outcomes After Head and Neck Microvascular Reconstruction in Patients with Peripheral Vascular Disease”

Best in category: Clinical Medicine

Emilia Kalutskaya (MS3) Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine with “Retrospective Review: Automated Electronic Health Record Screening for Familial Hypercholesterolemia and Trends”

Best in category: Multidisciplinary (Tie)

Andrew Nicholas (MS4) University of Cincinnati College of Medicine with “Prescriber Phenotypes: Variability in Rosacea Treatment Patterns Among U.S. Dermatologists”

Harsimran Makkad (MS2) University of Cincinnati College of Medicine with “Assessing individual- and community-level proxies of SES to improve racial fairness of pediatric asthma prediction algorithms”

Best in category: Advocacy & Public Health

Alexandra Sheldon (MS3) The Ohio State University College of Medicine with “Medical students' Perception of Orthopaedic Surgery is Influenced by Stereotypes Propagated Through Social Media”


Congratulations to all those who presented a poster!

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