Program Director Information
April 16-18, 2023
Austin, TX

We're excited to bring TCEP CONNECT to Austin next year! There are 4 components to the conference that we would like to invite Program Directors to participate in, at a discounted rate:

Research Forum / Poster Presentations

Abstract submission deadline: February 5th, 2023
Next year's Annual Research Forum will take place virtually. The winning Student and Resident will receive free registration to attend the conference, and will be able to present their posters in-person on Monday, April 17th. Please share this link with your residents (and medical students) which includes obligations, requirements and deadlines to participate: Winners will receive their awards in-person during the Awards Luncheon on Monday, April 17th. 

Ol-EM-pics competitions, Sunday, April 16th

It's time for our 4th Annual Resident Ol-EM-pics! We invite each Texas Residency program to put together a team of 8 residents to compete for Best in Texas! More information can be found here: Residents will need to register for the conference online, individually.

Once a team of 8 is determined for your program, please email [email protected] to receive a separate team form. We ask for teams to be determined by March 1st. 

Program Director Panel & Medical Student Lunch, Sunday, April 16th

In previous years, we’ve invited Texas PDs to participate in a residency fair during our conference with medical students. It's been successful and well-attended, but a lot of the feedback we received was that students weren’t able to speak with each program because the lines were long. Likewise, the PDs were having to give their program introduction/info to each person who walked up (which could mean repeating the same info 40 times!). We’ve developed an exciting new concept this year that ensures students get to meet with representatives from each residency program, and the Program Directors have small groups to present to several students at once, vs. one at a time. The format will be like a “speed dating” lunch!

We ask for 2 representatives from each program to participate. If you’re interested, please email [email protected] for more information and to register. Please note registration for this is discounted, so select the Program Director registration option for the 2 reps from your program.

Finally, cheer on Residents during Ol-EM-pics competitions!

After the Program Director & Medical Student lunch concludes on Sunday, April 16th, head outside to cheer on your residents as they compete for Best in Texas! Location and full schedule details coming soon.

We can't wait to see you in April!