Congratulations to the Winners of the NCMS Poster Competition

2017 poster session winnersOnce again the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) held a poster competition for residents and students at the M3 Conference last weekend. Thank you to all the judges and the competition’s coordinator, Eileen Raynor, MD.

The winners of the gift card awards totaling $1300 are:


  • 1st place, vignette: George Waits, IV, MD, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, ‘An Irregular Pulse: Cardiac Sarcoidosis Presenting as Progressive Heart Block.’
  • 2nd place, vignette: Nathan Boswell, MD, Cone Health, ‘The Uncommon Case of Orthostatic Hypotension.’
  • 1st place, research: Jerome Cephas, MD, East Carolina, ‘Prescription of EpiPens and Allergist Referrals from the ED at a Level 1 Trauma Center’
  • 2nd place research: Akash Patel, MD, Vidant Medical Center, ‘Follow-Up Compliance of Patients Assigned an Appointment After ED Evaluation.’


  • 1st place vignette: Joanna Schneider, UNC School of Medicine, ‘Incidental Finding of Leprosy in a 13-year-old with Splenomegaly and Gastric Volvulus.’
  • 2nd place, vignette: Priya Shah, Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine, ‘Primary Invasive Malignant Melanoma of the Small Bowel.’
  • 3rd place, vignette: Taylor Renbarger, Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine, ‘Concurrent Ipsilateral Renal Cell Carcinoma and Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma in an Individual with End Stage Renal Disease.’
  • 1st place, research: Austin Colquitt, Brody School of Medicine, ‘The Effectiveness of Opioids for Analgesia in the ED Patients Is Dependent on the Pathophysiology of the Pain Condition.’
  • 2nd place, research: Samantha Forlenza, Brody School of Medicine, ‘Excessive Beverage Consumption Reveals Shocking Financial Burden: A Quantitative Study.’
  • 3rd place, research: Joanna Schneider, UNC School of Medicine, ‘Bridge to Care: How a Free Student Run Clinic Provides Care to Patients With Chronic Disease.’

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