Student Writing Competition

2022 AAMD Student Writing Competition

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 and Manuscript submission deadline: April 15, 2022

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

New for 2022 - The final manuscript needs to be submitted when completing the Online Submission Form

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
2021 AAMD Student Writing Competition!

1st Place: Dose accumulation of daily adaptive plans to decide optimal plan adaptation strategy for head-and-neck patients treated with MR-Linac
Authors: Shin Yun Lim, Anh Ngoc Kieu Tran, Alan Tran, Jinzhong Yang, Angela Sobremonte, Lori Simmons
Institution: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

2nd Place: Limiting Dose to the Lumbosacral Plexus for Pelvic-Paraaortic Cases with VMAT
Authors: Elizabeth McGinnis, Thomas Sutherland, Michael Wheatley, Nishele Lenards, Ashley Hunzeker, Karen Lang, Ashley Fellows, Sabrina Zeiler
Institution: University of Wisconsin - La Crosse        

3rd Place: A comparison of robustness of volumetric modulated arc therapy and dynamic conformal arc therapy for lung stereotactic body radiation therapy 
Authors: Kathlina M. Teague, BS; Daniel C. Miller, BS; Jacqueline A. Nyamwanda, MS, CMD; Hugh A. Prichard, BS, CMD; Michael C. Kirk, PhD, DABR
Institution: Suffolk University