Awards

Research & Scholarly Activity Abstract Contest

The Cleveland Academy of Osteopathic Medicine (CAOM) provides support to reward osteopathic medical students, residents, and fellows for meeting a higher standard in developing scholarly activities and research.  These academic achievements will be recognized for each level of training and offer recognition for multiple categories to complete a research project and promote scholarly activity. 

We provide student, resident, and fellow members the opportunity to present scholarly activity in order to develop professionally and contribute to the osteopathic profession.  The CAOM Executive Committee will identify selected contest winners who be invited to present at the CAOM Annual Winter Conference and are expected to present their research during the conference (see events for details). The mentor or attending physician is strongly recommended to attend. Winners will be announced after December 15, 2020.

Who: Osteopathic Medical Students, Interns, Residents, or Fellows
Region: In medical school or training programs located within Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, or Lorain counties
Deadline: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

 

Who May Apply:

Osteopathic medical students, residents and fellows who are in programs located in the Cleveland district for the Ohio Osteopathic Association which covers Cuyahoga, Geauga, Ashtabula, Lorain and Lake counties.

General Instructions:

There are multiple acceptable academic activities that can qualify for entry including, but not limited to: single-case study; original outcome research; review of literature; development of educational training module; or intervention study. The submitted abstract is an organized summary of the students or house staff’s involvement in scholarly activity or a specific research activity.

Level of Training Categories: 

  • Student: 1st/2nd/3rd & honorable mention
  • Intern/Resident: 1st/2nd/3rd & honorable mention
  • Fellow:1st/2nd/3rd & honorable mention

NOTE: The number of contributors awarded honorable mention will be at the discretion of the CAOM Research Award Committee.

Topic Categories:

The CAOM Research Award Committee recognizes that there are different categories and each is not equivalent in comparison.   

  1. Case Report
  2. Original Research
  3. Educational Research
  4. Literature Review
  5. Osteopathic focused scholarly activity

Award per topic category:

  • 1st = $150 & Certificate
  • 2nd = $100 & Certificate
  • 3rd = $50 & Certificate
  • Honorable mention: Certificate

The primary author will receive the monetary award.


All submitted abstracts are reviewed by the CAOM Research Award Committee and other designated CAOM members to determine the best abstracts. There are several acceptable formats that may be used when submitting your research abstract. 

  1. Prepare a typed, brief abstract of your project. It is recommended to keep the abstract under 300 words using the recommended format depending on the specific abstract submitted.  See below for a sample of the Evaluation form used.
  2. Complete the Submission Form and upload your abstract paper.

Evaluation:

CLICK HERE for a sample of the Evaluation Form used to evaluate your submission

Each abstract will be evaluated by objective criteria on the following:

  • How appropriate is the title in describing this scientific abstract?
  • Is this study significance to medical literature and/or the osteopathic profession?
  • Is the format appropriate to the type of abstract?
  • Were references listed?
  • Each abstract will receive feedback on their submission. 

Abstract to Poster Requirement

  • All entries are required to send in an abstract to be evaluated by the CAOM Research Award Committee for initial consideration.
  • More than one author may participate with each abstract entry, but each author must verify that they did have significant participation in the development of the Abstract. Only the primary author will receive the monetary award.
  • The CAOM Research Award Committee will identify the abstracts that will be presented at the CAOM Winter Conference as a poster using a PowerPoint template.

Acceptable Formats and Required Elements

There are two acceptable formats for submitted abstracts:

Single-Case Study Abstract
  1. Introduction
  2. Case Report
  3. Epidemiology
  4. Natural History
    1. Clinical History
    2. Physical Exam
    3. Imaging Studies
  5. Treatment Options
  6. Conclusion
  7. References
Original Outcome Research/Review of Literature/Development of Educational Module Intervention Study Abstract:
  1. Introduction (with Epidemiology)
  2. Methods
  3. Results
  4. Discussion
  5. Conclusion
  6. References

All submitted abstracts are reviewed by the CAOM Executive Committee and designated CAOM members to determine the best abstracts. There are several acceptable formats that may be used when submitting your research abstract. 

Evaluation

Each abstract will be evaluated by objective criteria on the following:

  • How appropriate is the title in describing this scientific abstract?
  • Is this study significance to medical literature and/or the osteopathic profession?
  • Is the format appropriate to the type of abstract?
  • Were references listed?
  • Each abstract will receive feedback on their submission. 

Abstract to Poster Requirement

  • All entries are required to send in an abstract to be evaluated by the CAOM Executive Committee for initial consideration.
  • More than one author may participate with each abstract entry, but each author must verify that they did have significant participation in the development of the Abstract. Only the primary author will receive the monetary award.
  • The CAOM Executive Committee will identify the abstracts that will be presented at the January Conference as a poster using a PowerPoint template.

General inquiries may be directed to info@caomed.com

Click HERE to apply!

Click HERE to apply!

Past Abstract Contest Award Winners:

2020
Sandeep Bhatti, OMS III | Minor Respiratory Compromise and Emergency Department Predictors of Mortality in Acute Pancreatitis
Elsie U. Ikpot, OMS II | Perceived Lack of Safety and Social Cohesion in Neighborhood as Contributors to Chronic Stress in Pregnant and Postpartum African American Mothers at High Risk for Infant Mortality in Cleveland, OH

2019
Rayna Doll, DO | Predicting Patient Response to Pneumococcal 23-vaccine
Simone Majetich, DO | Patient Education of OMM as a Gateway to Treatment: A Pilot Study

Student Advocate Award

In honor of Emil E. Pogorelec, D.O., the Cleveland Academy of Osteopathic Medicine (CAOM) has established the Emil E. Pogorelec, D.O., Student Advocate Scholarship Award.  The award is designed to honor an exemplary medical student who exhibits the same passion for osteopathic medicine and the osteopathic profession in northeast Ohio as Dr. Pogorelec.  
 
The award recipient will be invited to serve as the student representative to the Executive Committee of CAOM, will be formally recognized at the CAOM Annual Winter Conference, and will receive a stipend to attend the Ohio Osteopathic Association (OOA) House of Delegates Annual Meeting.  The stipend will be for the student’s mileage, lodging, and meals while attending the House of Delegates.  
 
CAOM member hospitals are eligible to nominate student recipients.  The Directors of Medical Education (DME’s), Associate Dean to the Graduate Medical Education or Director of Osteopathic Medicine or administrative staff and fellow students will submit candidates' names and contact information to the CAOM Executive Committee on or before October 1 via our website.
 
To be eligible for this award, the candidate must be a third or fourth-year osteopathic medical student on clinical rotation at one of the CAOM member hospitals and exemplify passion and advocacy for osteopathic medicine and the osteopathic profession.
 
Nominees will be asked to submit a short paragraph about themselves and why they are interested in the award.  The winners will be notified before October 15.

Who: Third- or fourth-year osteopathic medical students on clinical rotation at one of the CAOM member hospitals
Deadline: December 1st, 2020 (EXTENDED FROM October 1)

Click HERE to Nominate a Student!

Click HERE if you have been nominated!

2020 Winners:

Aishwarya Sharma, OMS IV - OUHCOM
Noor Ramahi, OMS III - OUHCOM

Robert Juhasz, DO and Aishwara Sharma

Student Advocate Award Winner Aishwarya Sharma OMS IV with Robert Juhasz, DO.
Not Pictured: Noor Ramahi, OMS III