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Best Resident Paper Award

Publication of one’s research findings in a peer-reviewed journal represents one of the important components of training programs for residents in veterinary surgery and related disciplines. The publication of these studies also represents an important contribution to improving our understanding of orthopaedic and traumatic problems and allows us to improve upon patient care. Given that the road to the completion of a research project and final publication can be a long and oftentimes frustrating journey, we wanted to recognize the contribution that these residents are making.

Thus, as first announced at the end of 2013, VCOT will have an Annual Award for the Best Resident Paper which was published in that year. This award will be presented to the first author of the selected paper, and announced in the first issue of the following year in print as well as online. This paper will be selected by a committee of 5 to 8 members of the VCOT Editorial and Reviewer Board after all applicable papers published in that year have been reviewed, discussed, and voted upon. 

In order to be applicable for this award, the following requirements need to be met: 

  • The 1st author was enrolled in an accredited residency training program at the time of performing the study.
  • The 1st author had primary responsibility for the data collection, analysis and writing of the manuscript.
  • The paper is submitted while a resident or within 1 year of completing the residency training program.
  • Paper is published as an Original Research or Clinical Communication.

If you are submitting a resident paper which would also qualify for this award, then please do not forget to inform the Editorial Office at Opens window for sending emailLaura.Lenz(at)Schattauer.de. This should preferably be done at the time of initial submission.

The winner of this award will then receive a free 1-year subscription to VCOT (including print and online access) and a gift of €500 from Schattauer Publishers. 


Previous year winners are as follows:


2016
: Dr. Denty Paul Vaughn for his paper “Pullout strength of monocortical and bicortical screws in metaphyseal and diaphyseal regions of the canine humerus”

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2015: Dr. Nina R. Kieves for her paper on: High energy focused shock wave therapy accelerates bone healing: A blinded, prospective, randomized canine clinical trial

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2014: Dr. Todd Hamilton for his paper on: Severity of spinal cord dysfunction and pain associated with hydrated nucleus pulposus extrusion in dogs

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2013: Dr. I. Irubetagoyena for his paper on: Ex vivo cyclic mechanical behaviour of 2.4 mm locking plates compared with 2.4 mm limited contact plates in a cadaveric diaphyseal gap model

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