Macpherson Society student awards

Yearly student/faculty research awards

The Walter E. Macpherson Society awards committee will notify each department head and post signs in October of each year inviting students and faculty to submit manuscripts for consideration.

Yearly student/faculty scientific exhibit awards

Purpose: To reward student and faculty members who make a poster presentation at the Annual Post Graduate Convention

Eligibility: All medical students, residents, and fellows at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and Loma Linda University Medical Center.

Selection process: All students, residents, and fellows are notified by mail (usually in September by a letter and application form sent by the chair of the scientific exhibits for APC). Application forms are returned to the alumni association of the School of Medicine by the specified date early in January, The submitted abstracts will then be evaluated in each of the categories of:

1. Case reports
2. Literature summaries
3. Retrospective studies
4. Prospective studies

The submitted abstracts will then be evaluated and some studies from each category will be selected for slide or poster presentation. The final judging of the slide presentations will be made during the week of APC, and a member of the WEMS award committee (chair of committee or designee) will be present at the judging.

Awards: The value and number of awards are determined by the finance committee and are dependent on the annual WEMS budget. Attendings are not given cash awards.