Medical Student Research Award

The AANEM Medical Student Research Award encourages medical students to conduct research in neuromuscular and electrodiagnostic medicine. The award is given to up to 10 medical student members who are the first author and designated presenter on abstracts presented at the AANEM Annual Meeting.

Award and Eligibility Criteria

Original research must be conducted in the fields of neuromuscular diseases, physical medicine and rehabilitation or electrodiagnostic medicine. 

To be eligible for this award, the recipient must be the first author of the research, designated abstract presenter, present at the AANEM Annual Meeting, and a Medical Student Member at time of abstract submission. Applicants may only submit one abstract for consideration for the Medical Student Research Award. This award cannot be given to the same individual more than once. 

Submission Guidelines

Submit an abstract between January 1 and March 15. To be considered for this award, during the submission process, indicate that you plan to apply for the Medical Student Research Award.

A letter of recommendation must be received in the AANEM Executive Office by email at by April 1. This letter of recommendation should be written by the project director (person overseeing the work presented on the poster) indicating the extent of your participation in the project. 

Award Benefits

Medical Student Research Award recipients receive: 
  • $500 cash
  • Recognition in the annual meeting program and at the AANEM Annual Meeting
  • Abstract published in Muscle & Nerve
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Awards are supported by donations to the American Neuromuscular Foundation.