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ACP Innovation Challenge

The ACP Innovation Challenge 2019 is celebrating its fourth year showcasing the best and brightest ideas from practicing physicians, fellows, residents and medical students that have the potential to transform the practice of internal medicine on a national level by fostering partnerships between physicians and their patients.

ACP Innovation Challenge 2019: Fostering Partnerships between Physicians and Patients

Thank you for your interest in ACP Innovation Challenge 2019: Fostering Partnerships between Physicians and Patients. The deadline for submitting applications is November 30, 2018.

Participation in the ACP Innovation Challenge is open to ACP members only.  To access the submission form, you must be signed in to ACP Online and be a member in good standing. If you currently are not an ACP member, join now.

ACP is accepting applications for the fourth “Shark Tank”- styled competition that will be featured at Internal Medicine Meeting 2019 to be held in Philadelphia, PA on Saturday, April 13, 2019. This session will highlight the best and brightest ideas from practicing physicians, fellows, residents, and medical students that have the potential to foster partnerships between physicians and their patients. Selected finalists will present their projects to a distinguished panel of judges in front of a live audience.

Judges will ask challenging questions and provide candid feedback to the selected finalists. A Grand Prize winner will be selected by the judges and awarded $20,000 to support implementation/study of the idea. In addition, an Audience Choice prize of $5,000 will also be awarded to a finalist selected during the session from those watching the competition. All finalists will receive travel reimbursement.

Finalists will prepare 60-second videos to be shown at Opening Ceremony to a live audience of 4,000 Internal Medicine Meeting attendees. These videos will introduce the Challenge and the finalists to meeting attendees to draw interest to Saturday’s competition.

ACP Innovation Challenge 2018 winner and finalists.

If you have any questions, please contact ACP staff at acpgovernance@acponline.org.

Benefits

  1. The Grand Prize winner will receive up to $20,000 in funding for project development. An Audience Choice winner will also be selected to receive a prize of $5,000.
  2. Complimentary scientific program registration to ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2019 for all finalists.
  3. Travel funds for all finalists to attend ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2019 and present their projects.
  4. Opportunity to connect with like-minded peers who are interested in fostering relationships between physicians and their patients.
  5. Applying allows an opportunity to build the applicant's CV.

Application instructions

  1. Gather the information necessary to complete the online application. It may be helpful to print the application to ensure that you obtain the information necessary to complete all required fields.
  2. Please note there are two forms, Contest Rules and Entrant Declaration, that need to be printed, reviewed, signed by all team members, and uploaded before an application may be submitted.
  3. It is helpful to write the narrative responses in a Word document and then cut and paste them into the application.
  4. Applicants may save partially completed forms as drafts, but please note that draft applications must be saved as final submissions by November 30, 2018.
  5. Check the completed application carefully before submitting. Once submitted, changes cannot be made.

Deadline for application submission is November 30, 2018. All applicants will be notified whether or not they have been selected for the semi-final round of interviews by January 15, 2019.

Apply for the 2019 Innovation Challenge ACP Members Only