ACP National Abstract Competition FAQs

Do I need to be an ACP member to submit an Abstract?

Yes, all first authors must be ACP Medical Student, Resident/Fellow, or Early Career Physician members in good standing (dues paid) to submit an abstract. In addition, Transitional Medical Graduate Members can submit to the Resident/Fellow competitions.  Co-authors listed on abstracts need not be ACP members.

How do I check on my ACP membership status?

Contact us at 800-ACP-1915 or 215-351-2600 or e-mail/online at

When is the deadline for submission?

The deadline to submit an abstract for the 2023-24 National Abstract Competitions has been extended to Monday, December 4, 2023, 11:59 PM ET for all competitions and categories.

What is the word limit for submitting abstracts?

The document blocks for the abstract text will accept approximately 500 words. Please note, the word limit DOES NOT include the title, authors, or reference blocks.

Can I include images with my abstract?

No, the electronic abstract system will only accept text; therefore, images are not permitted.

How many abstracts can I submit?

Medical Students, Transitional Medical Graduates, and Resident/Fellows can submit up to a total of seven abstracts; two abstracts to the Clinical Vignette Competition and one abstract to each of the Research Competitions: Basic Research, Clinical Research, High Value Care, Quality Improvement-Patient Safety, and Physician Well-being and Professional Fulfillment.

Early Career Physicians can submit one abstract per category: Clinical Research, High Value Care, Quality Improvement/Patient Safety, Professional Well-being and Professional Fulfillment, and Clinical Vignette.

What do I do if I'm having trouble logging into the Abstract Portal?

You can reset your password here or call us at 800-ACP-1915 or 215-351-2600 or email/online at

What if I forgot my username and/or password?

Will I be notified that my abstract has been submitted successfully?

Yes, you will receive an e-mail notification that your abstract has been submitted successfully.

Can I make changes/corrections to my submitted abstract?

Yes, you can modify your abstract up until the abstract deadline. Be sure to save the changes before exiting the system.

How do I withdraw an abstract after it has been submitted?

Log in to the abstracts portal and hit the withdrawal button.

When will I be notified of the results?

All first authors will be notified by February 5, 2024.

When and where will the meeting take place?

The ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2024 will take place April 18 – 20, 2024 in Boston, MA.

By submitting my abstract to the National Competitions, does that automatically include me in my local Chapter Competitions?

No, you must submit your abstract separately to the National Competitions and your local Chapter Competitions. To find out more information, please visit your local chapter website.

Whom can I contact if I have questions about local ACP chapters abstract competitions?

For information on local abstract competitions, visit your Chapter Web site, or contact your ACP Governor.

Whom can I contact if I have questions about the National ACP Abstract Competition?

E-mail questions to