FAQ

What is the Primary Care Challenge?


Healthcare in America is in a period of rapid change, and primary care physicians are on the front lines. Innovations in Primary Care are essential to meet the challenge of providing more people with consistent, quality care for less money without burning out our clinicians. These innovations are already happening in hospitals, academic medical centers and clinics all across the country. The Primary Care Challenge seeks to publicize and promote the best and brightest of these innovative ideas so that clinicians everywhere can see what works and implement those ideas that are most appropriate for their particular environment.


What awards are available?


Our sponsors have generously provided eleven prizes to be awarded to the most innovative submissions to the contest. Awards include all-expenses-paid trips to Boston to pitch their proposal to a panel of judges during our September 16, 2014 live event “Medicine on the Front Lines: Empowering the Next Generation of Primary Care Providers” at Harvard Medical School. For a list of all eleven awards, click here.


Who can participate in the Primary Care Challenge?


Any of the following people may submit ideas to the Primary Care Challenge:



  • Any medical student attending a medical school that is accredited by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

  • Any physician who has been conferred a degree of "Medical Doctor" or "Doctor of Osteopathy" by an AAMC-accredited medical school

  • Any physician who is licensed to practice medicine in the United States


What is Medstro?


Medstro is the social network exclusively for physicians and medical students. We’ve created a private and comfortable space for a community of peers to discuss a wide range of interests from research and academic work to charity, entrepreneurship and innovation. Unlike on other social networks, on Medstro you’re part of a community of people who understand where you’re coming from and can really add to the conversation. You can meet mentors, find research projects to work on and even find moonlighting, consulting or full time jobs. Come join thousands of innovative and insightful physicians on Medstro!


How does the Contest Work?


Simply submit your idea at the contest submission page. Physicians and medical students from around the country can leave comments and vote for your proposal. We want to encourage an active dialog among physicians and medical students from a wide variety backgrounds and clinical environments. Winners are chosen based on criteria that are defined individually for each award. For details, see the Awards Page.


How are Entries Judged What are the Winning Criteria?


After you submit your idea at the contest submission page, physicians and medical students from around the country can leave comments and vote for your proposal. Winners are chosen based on criteria that are defined individually for each award. For details, see the Awards Page.


What are the submission deadlines?


You can submit your idea at the contest submission page any time up to 11:59PM on September 3, 2014. Winners will be announced on September 9, 2014. Five winners will win an all-expenses-paid trip to Boston to present their idea to a panel of judges at Harvard Medical School on September 16, 2014.


Can I submit more than one idea?


Yes, you can submit as many ideas as you like.


 


 

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