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ACP Medical Student Story Slam 2022

Join ACP for a Medical Student Story Slam at Internal Medicine Meeting 2022 in Chicago. This year’s theme is “Lost and Found.”

Be a storyteller — apply now!

ACP leadership will select eight Medical Student Members to present stories during a special Medical Student Story Slam event at the meeting. If selected, you’ll present an inspirational 5-minute story that exemplifies “Lost and Found.” The theme is intentionally nonspecific, and its interpretation is up to you!

If you are eligible*, apply online and include a 60-second video clip of yourself presenting some aspect of your story. Submission of your story does not guarantee acceptance.

View the collection of story slams from last year's ACP Future I.M. Experience meeting for medical students and resident/fellows to use as inspiration.

Deadline to apply is March 1, 2022.

* Storyteller Eligibility Requirements

  • Current ACP Medical Student Member
  • Internal Medicine Meeting 2022 registrant
  • Available on Friday, April 29, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • In accordance with ACP’s COVID-19 Vaccine Policy, all in-person attendees of Internal Medicine Meeting 2022 in Chicago are required to have received an acceptable COVID-19 vaccination.

Applicants will be notified about the outcome of their submission by March 15, 2022.

Apply Now


Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Story Slam?

Story Slams are events that celebrate storytelling by inviting participants to share brief stories with an audience. Medical Student Story Slams are 5-minute stories. See past Story Slams for inspiration.

What are some quick tips?

Think carefully about the story you want to share. Aim to share a story that conveys the fascinating, awe-inspiring, exciting, fulfilling nature of being a medical student. Avoid profanity; refrain from slander; and be respectful of patients, colleagues, and others mentioned in your story. Tasteful humor is welcome.

What will happen to your story during and after the Story Slam?

You’ll share your story with a live audience at Internal Medicine Meeting 2022. The audio portion of the presentation will be recorded and may be used by ACP for future medical student content or promotional purposes.

What about copyright and permissions?

By participating in the event, you are agreeing to sign over copyright for the audio recording to Annals of Internal Medicine’s publisher, the American College of Physicians. ACP will ask you to sign a copyright agreement before the event. If you have any concerns about these conditions, please contact membership@acponline.org.

If you cannot mask the identity of others mentioned in your story, you will need to obtain permission from them before the event to identify them in your story. If it is necessary for you to obtain such permission, please contact us for a form that you can use to be sure you appropriately inform those identified. We need your assurance that you obtained permission and can provide documentation of that permission in the event that ACP needs that documentation.

How should I dress?

Dress however you’ll be comfortable—formal business attire is not required unless that’s what makes you most comfortable! Consider avoiding attire that might be distracting (such as loud prints or jangling jewelry).

When will I know if my submission has been accepted?

All medical students will be notified about the outcome of their submission by March 15, 2022.

Questions? Please contact membership@acponline.org.