2022 Deadlines:

Last day to submit article to journal: Dec. 27, 2021
Competition applications due to ASDS: May 13, 2022

The Young Investigators Writing Competition is offered to stimulate young investigators to submit original ideas, research and articles.

The competition is open to ASDS residents, members completing a dermatologic surgery fellowship and members who have completed residency within the past three years. Medical students and those who have not been placed in a residency program do not qualify for this program. Preferential consideration will be given to papers that address Board-directed research topics.

Award winners receive complimentary general registration to the ASDS Annual Meeting and up to $1,000 in travel and lodging reimbursement. Up to three awards will be given each year at the discretion of the judges.

Manuscripts must first be accepted for publication in Dermatologic Surgery before members can submit an application for the Young Investigators Writing Competition. Writing contest winners are not eligible for other ASDS Annual Meeting resident scholarships.

2021 Winning Articles
  • "Intracavitary Foam Sclerotherapy in Dissecting Cellulitis of the Scalp" by Nader Aboul-Fettouh, MD — Published September 2021
  • "The current state of Mohs surgery for the treatment of melanoma: A nationwide cross-sectional survey of Mohs surgeons" by Spyros M. Siscos, MD — Published October 2020
  • "Radiofrequency microneedling: A Comprehensive and Critical Review" by Marcus Tan, MD — Published in June 2021

2021 Recipients
2021 Recipients (click to enlarge)