Any dermatology resident at a member institution who satisfies the following requirements is eligible:
1. The resident is a first author of a report based on a case presented at a meeting of the New England Dermatological Society.
2. The report is accepted for publication by a peer-reviewed journal within two years of the meeting and contains language indicating that the “case was presented at a meeting of the New England Dermatological Society at (institution) on (date).”3. The resident supplies the NEDS Secretary with a copy of their final journal acceptance letter and their receipt for the purchased medical book. NEDS will then award the recipient with a gift certificate in the amount of $500 dollars towards the purchase of the medical book.
The Case of the Year Award is given to the best clinical case presented during the academic year. $ 500 dollars is awarded to the winning residency training program’s educational fund.
The Century Scholar Award is given to the dermatology resident or trainee in a dermatology rotation who wrote up the case. S/he is given a $500 Amazon gift card toward the purchase of medical textbooks.
*IF the case is accepted for presentation at a conference and the trainee travels to present it, an additional $500 dollars will be given to that trainee to help with travel expenses. The writeup must specify that "this case was presented at a New England Dermatological Society Conference on [insert date]." The case must also be accepted within two years of the NEDS conference date in order to receive the travel funding.
For further details on the program, please contact Avery LaChance, MD, MPH, NEDS Secretary at NEDS@mms.org.