Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

W. Frederick Sample Student Excellence Award

Purpose

The W. Frederick Sample Student Excellence Award was established in memory of Dr. Frederick Sample to acknowledge outstanding achievement in the field of diagnostic medical sonography and to encourage students to submit original research and literature review papers for publication in the Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JDMS).

Eligibility

To be eligible for the W. Frederick Sample Student Excellence Award:

  • Author: Only one author may be listed on the submitted paper. The author must be a current SDMS Student member at the time of application.
  • Program Director: The student's Program Director must be a current individual member of the SDMS at the time of application and may not be listed as a co-author.

Categories

  • Original Research: Research in the field of sonography not previously published in print or electronic format or previously submitted for publication is eligible.
  • Literature Review: Critical assessment of literature pertaining to the field of sonography not previously published in print or electronic format or previously submitted for publication is eligible.

​Instructions & Submission Deadline

  • Applications and submissions must be received online on or before May 31, 2017.
  • Applications and submissions are accepted annually between March 1 and May 31.
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Recognition

Award winners receive:

  • Monetary awards as follows: First Place: $400, Second Place: $250, for each competition category (original research and literature review);
  • An engraved award;
  • Two complimentary, transferrable tickets to the SDMS & SDMS Foundation Awards Dinner held at the SDMS Annual Conference; and
  • Recognition at the SDMS & SDMS Foundation Awards Dinner and in the Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JDMS), SDMS press release, and SDMS social media release.