Call for Abstracts Is OPEN!

The Maryland Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (MD-ACS) is currently accepting abstracts for its annual Resident Competition to be held via Zoom on SaturdayJune 12, 20218-10am.



  • All residents and research trainees enrolled in general surgery or surgical specialty residency training programs in Maryland.
  • Medical students enrolled in a medical school in Maryland – with an interest in surgery.
  • The entry should represent original work done by the authors.
  • Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by the submitting author to be present on June 12, 2021 via Zoom if his/her abstract is accepted.



  • Submit abstract using the online submission form by May 21, 2021 at 11:59pm ET
  • Online submissions only.
  • Upload graph or charts as directed on the abstract submission form.
  • When you enter your abstract, you will be asked to complete these sections:
    • Abstracts: Background, Objective, Methods, Results and Conclusion
    • Case Reports: Introduction/Objective, Case Presentation, Discussion and Conclusion



  • The Best Paper award is open to all residents, medical students, and research trainees.
  • Cash prizes awarded.
  • Cancer – The topic must be specific to oncology.
  • General/Specialty Surgery – The topics have been expanded to include general and specialty surgery.