Submit a Session Proposal

Opens: July 1, 2016 at 6:00 AM ET
Closes: December 16, 2016 at 9:00 PM EST (deadline has been extended)

Proposals are being accepted for breakout sessions focusing on themes related to medical education, the Match, and preparation for residency. All breakout sessions are 90 minutes in length, and submissions not accepted may be considered for a poster session. All submissions must include learning objectives that detail the “take away” points for attendees.

Step by Step

Key Topics / Themes

Individuals interested in submitting a proposal will be required to identify ONE track that best represents the presentation. Tracks are identified below:

Undergraduate Medical Education
Residency Selection
The Unmatched Applicant
Real-World Medicine and Beyond


Papers Containing Original Research (proposals should include the following information):

  • Purpose of study
  • Methods
  • Key findings
  • Implications

Submissions are being accepted for the following breakout session formats:


Proposals should summarize how the session will address a meeting topic or theme and provide participants with materials and/or ideas that are immediately useful in their professional settings. Workshop presenters are expected to offer participants handouts outlining the workshop material and engage participants in in-depth discussion and/or hands-on activities.

Panel Discussions

Proposals should identify individuals who will address a central topic or theme. Information about how the session will allow for discussion among presenters must be included. Time should be allotted for attendee Q&A.


Proposals should identify individuals who will provide “viewpoints” on a central topic or theme. Cross-disciplinary interaction and discussion are encouraged. The submission should include an outline of the issue and the varying viewpoints to be presented.

Submission Requirements and Review

Submissions are limited to 300 words and must identify all proposed speakers, their titles, and academic affiliations. Proposals involving multiple stakeholders - medical students, resident physicians, GME training directors, and medical school educators - are encouraged. NRMP does not discount the registration fee or pay travel expenses for breakout session speakers, but the registration fee will be waived for medical students and residents presenting as part of an accepted proposal.

Submissions are due by 9:00 PM ET on Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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Note: An automated email will be sent confirming your proposal submission. If you do not receive an email confirmation, your submission was not successful. The submission process is managed by the conference logistics team at the University of California San Diego, and confirmations and notifications will be issued by UCSD.