20 in 6 Resident Lecture Competition

Resident Lecture Competition at ACEP17
20 in 6 logo.2017  


WHEN: Tuesday, October 31, 2017   1pm-3pm;

WHERE: Washington, DC in conjunction with ACEP17


Thank you for your interest! The application window for 2017 has now closed.

What’s the EMRA 20 in 6 Resident Lecture Competition?  


The EMRA 20 in 6 Resident Lecture Competition is hosted by residents for residents providing a unique venue at ACEP17 to feature the best resident speakers in the country, each competing to win the title of "2017 Best Resident Lecturer." Residents are given up to six minutes and exactly 20 PowerPoint slides to lecture on any topic that is relevant to emergency medicine. It's designed to be a fast-paced, intellectually-stimulating event in a fun, EMRA-style atmosphere.     

 Thank you to our friends at HippoEM for their gracious support of this event!  

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Helpful Hints to Know about the Competition 

How to Rock Your Presentation

View 2015 Winning Presentations

View 2016 Winning Presentations

The Judges

Paul Jhun, MD, FAAEM; Assistant Professor of Clinical EM; Keck School of Medicine; Southern California University

Jan Shoenberger, MD; Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine; Residency Program Director; Keck School of Medicine; Southern California University

Joan Noelker, MD; Instructor in Emergency Medicine; Washington University at St. Louis

Nikolai Schnittke, MD; Ultrasound Fellow; University of Wisconsin and last year's 20 in 6 Champion

Fabulous Prizes

Automatic entry in the ACEP Drop the Mic event at an ACEP Scientific Assembly following graduation from residency

Application Process:


• Must be a resident at the time of the live competition. 
  (4th year medical students may apply; graduating seniors may not).
• Must be an active EMRA member.

You may apply again if you were not selected as a speaker in last year's competition. Feel free to resubmit your previous topic or submit a new one. 

Sorry, if you were a speaker at last year's event, you are not eligible to compete this year. 

EMRA is unable to monetarily assist contestants with expenses related to this competition.

Proposal Submission

• Online submission form that includes a written summary of the proposed topic (less than 250 words) and up to three written objectives for the lecture.

• Letter of support from Program Director stating that the resident is available and able to travel to ACEP17 for the competition.
• Your headshot/photo. All digital artwork must be @300dpi (dots per inch) or higher. All photographs must be clear and in sharp focus. TIFF, EPS, or high resolution JPEGs are the only acceptable digital file types.

• You may submit as many applications as you'd like. Letter of support, photo and release waiver can be submitted with your first application only; no need to submit copies with each subsequent application. 
Signed release waiver

EMRA Education Committee members will review and score applications. Fifteen competitors will be selected to present at ACEP17. Competitors must email their slides by October 1st.

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