The deadline to submit articles to Dermatologic Surgery to qualify for the 2023 competition is Dec. 30.

Once accepted for publication, primary authors may apply to the competition by May 15, 2023.

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.

2022 Winning Articles
  • "Non-melanoma skin cancers treated with Mohs micrographic surgery in patients with HIV: a cross-sectional analysis" by Daniel J. Lewis, MD – Published July 2022
  • "Patients are willing and successful with home suture removal following Mohs surgical procedures" by Edward W. Seger, MD, MS – Published July 2022

2021 Recipients
2022 Recipients (click to enlarge)