Resident’s Corner

Welcome to the Fall TDS Resident Competition Abstract!

The Podium & Poster Competition will be held September 22-23 at the TDS Fall Meeting in San Antonio, TX. Residents, Fellows & Medical Students will have the opportunity to present their abstracts and research in two different settings. The TDS goes off of the honor system. Please do not switch First Author names or change author order for the sake of the TDS competitions.

The TDS board will select up to the top three medical student podium submissions to present in-person at this year's meeting. The remaining submissions will be presented virtually.  The three selected in-person presenters will all receive complimentary registration to the conference and first place will be recognized at the TDS Member Business Luncheon on Saturday, 9/23. 
Because of the selection process, all MEDICAL STUDENT podium abstract submissions will be due no later than August 21st to allow time for the committee to make their selection and notify the participants.

Podium Competition:

The podium competition application is now closed. (Due 8/21/23)

Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the amounts of $500, $300 and $200.  
Medical Students - up to the top 3 abstracts selected by our TDS committee will present in-person at the meeting and will receive waived registration as well as recognition in-person for the first place medical student.

REMINDER: Residents are only eligible to win. Medical Students & Fellows are welcome to participate.
*Residents will be given first priority in presenting live at the TDS conference
Application Deadline: 
August 21, 2023
Abstract Paragraph:  August 28, 2023
Medical Student Abstract Paragraph Deadline: August 21, 2023

Poster Competition:

The poster competition application is now closed. (Due 8/21/23)

Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the amounts of $500, $300 and $200.

REMINDER: Only Texas Resident Members are eligible to win. Medical Students & Fellows are welcome to participate. Based on the number of submissions, residents will receive first priority in live, in-person posters. 
*there is a $25 poster fee regardless of whether or not the poster is presented in-person or virtual*

Application Deadline: August 21, 2023
Abstract Paragraph & Poster PDF Deadline: August 28, 2023

Click here for the Poster & Podium Guidelines!

For questions, please email TDS Executive Director Laura Madole at [email protected] or text/call (737) 262-5898


  • You can apply for poster & podium but they have to be different topics. You can NOT be first author for more than one poster.
  • If you want to be a co-author, you can but the first author HAS TO submit the application. We will not accept applications under the same first author for the same competition (i.e., poster or podium). 
  • Deadlines are DEFINITE due to planning and logistics. Once your abstract poster is submitted to TDS staff NO changes may be allowed to either the abstract or the poster
  • Registration is free for Residents/Fellows that are members & medical students have a discounted registration fee of $30.
  • The TDS will know closer to the date if all applications will be accepted for in-person presentations, or if medical students will be virtual.
  • There will be no refunds this meeting for any poster/podium moved to a virtual format to cover cost of the virtual software/application needed.


Click here for a Resident/Fellow membership application. It’s free to join!


Have you finished your Residency this year? Elevate your membership. Membership dues are waived the first year after completing residency/fellowships.  Email TDS Executive Director, Laura Madole at [email protected]