Student Writing Competition

2021 AAMD Student Writing Competition Information

Enter to win one of three cash prizes for papers pertaining to treatment, planning, localization, and positioning.

$500 — First Place
$250 — Second Place
$125 — Third Place

Abstract submission deadline: April 15, 2021

Final manuscript submission: May 1, 2021

Online Submission Form: AAMD Writing Competition Abstract Submission Form
Note: This form is only accessible to current AAMD Student Members.

Click here to download the submission guidelines

Submit questions to Student Writing Competition Co-Chairs:
Mellonie Brown-Zacarias, or Anne Marie Vann, 


Congratulations to the Winners of the
2020 AAMD Student Writing Competition!

1st Place: A Service Line Approach: Using Whiteboard Analytics to Improve Time Efficiency in Radiation Oncology
Authors: Shailja Patel, Steven Sutlief, PhD, DABR, FAAPM, Keith Dennis, Simul Parikh, MD, Lehendrick Turner, MBA, MHA, CMD
Institution: University of Texas MD Anderson School of Health Profession, Houston, TX

2nd Place: Approach to account for the impact of dental artifacts on VMAT dose distributions when using automated treatment planning
Authors: Carla B. Merveille, Tatiana Galindo, Somol M. Sunny, Ashley L. Susan, Mahsa Dehghanpour, Christine Chung, Adenike M. Olanrewaju, Laurence E. Court, Soleil Hernandez
Institution: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center School of Health Professions, Houston, TX

3rd Place: Ablative Re-irradiation of Inoperable Pancreatic Cancer: A Case Study of Gastrointestinal Sparing through MR-guided Online Adaptive Radiotherapy
Authors: Delia Doty, Michael D. Chuong, John Bryant, Jessika Contreras, Tino Romaguera, Diane Alvarez, Rupesh Kotecha, Minesh P. Mehta, Alonso N. Gutierrez, Kathryn E. Mittauer
Institution: Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL and Miami Cancer Institute, Miami, FL