2024 Competition Deadlines:

Recommended article submission deadline: Dec. 15, 2023
Competition application due to ASDS: May 17, 2024

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.

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

Manuscripts must follow the Dermatologic Surgery Author Guidelines and be accepted for publication before members can submit a Young Investigators Writing Competition application. Writing contest winners are not eligible for other ASDS Annual Meeting resident scholarships.

2023 Winning Articles
  • "Assessing rates of positive surgical margins after standard excision of vulvar melanomas" by Shayan Cheraghlou, MD – Published May 2023
  • "Mohs surgeons dominate cutaneous reconstructions in cosmetically and functionally sensitive sites: Medicare trends from 2013-2019" by Andrea Tan, MD – Published June 2023

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2023 Young Investigators Writing Competition Award Recipients