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American College of Physicians Announces Winners of National Student Abstract Competition

Philadelphia, April 28, 2015 -- The American College of Physicians (ACP) will honor ten medical students as winners of the National Student Abstract Competition at Internal Medicine 2015, the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Physicians. The winners will be onsite in Boston to present their winning abstracts on Saturday, May 2.

Winners of the National Abstract Competition are chosen for an original abstract in one of five categories; basic research, clinical research, quality improvement-patient safety, high value cost conscious care, and clinical vignette.

Winners of this year's National Resident Abstract Competition include:

  • Zachary Crees: a fourth-year medical student at the University of Illinois College of Medicine.
  • Debapria Das: a second-year medical student at Stony Brook University.
  • Andrew Hahn: a medical student at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
  • Gina Hyun: a third-year medical student at St. Louis University.
  • Dayna Miyashiro: a fourth-year medical student at Creighton University School of Medicine.
  • Dylan Norton: a fourth-year medical student at the University of Colorado.
  • Xavier Pereira: a third-year medical student at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria.
  • Charis Santini: a medical student at Texas A&M College of Medicine.
  • Jules Vieaux: graduated from University of California Davis School of Medicine in 2015.
  • Kailin Yang: a third-year medical student at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine (CCLCM) of Case Western Reserve University.

About the American College of Physicians

The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States. ACP members include 141,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness. Follow ACP on Twitter and Facebook.