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 NEDS meeting date 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 and Administrator with a copy of their final journal acceptance letter, a copy or link to the article manuscript (or published article if available), and their receipt for the purchased medical textbook.
NEDS will then award the recipient with a gift certificate in the amount of $500 dollars towards the purchase of the medical textbook.
* If the first author is a medical student and the second author is a resident, then the resident qualifies for the NEDS Book Award.
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 at [insert location] on [insert date]." The case must also be accepted within two years of the NEDS conference date in order to receive the travel funding.
* If the winner then presents the case at the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) in the gross and microscopic session he/she will be given $500 to help with travel expenses.
For further details on the program, please contact Avery LaChance, MD, MPH, NEDS Secretary at NEDS@mms.org.