DOCS Annual Meeting

Each year, DOCS has an annual meeting, held in conjunction with the national Learn-Serve-Lead annual meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).  The DOCS annual meeting is a vibrant affair with superb attendance by new and old members of DOCS and includes a plenary speaker, showcase presentations, and our annual business meeting.​​


DOCS also offers multiple showcases, workshops, and other events virtually throughout the summer and fall, leading up to the DOCS annual meeting.  

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DOCS 2022 Annual Meeting

2022 DOCS Meeting Programming 


The 2022 DOCS annual meeting will occur in person this year on November 11, 2022, in Nashville, Tennessee.  As in past years, the meeting will include a plenary speaker, poster presentations, workshops, and opportunities to network with colleagues.  More information on the meeting is coming soon.  As a reminder, you also need to register for at least one day of the AAMC meeting to attend the DOCS Meeting. 

Call for Poster Abstract Submissions


The 2022 Annual DOCS Program will include a Poster Session to highlight the research and innovation work of our members.  If you have clinical skills course research or an innovation you would like to share with the larger DOCS membership, please consider submitting an abstract.​  

Important dates:

  • Submission deadline:  August 15th by 5pm Eastern Time

  • Submission decisions:  week of September 5th

Submit your poster abstracts here.


DOCS members are encouraged to submit abstracts in any area of general interest to the DOCS membership.  Potential topics for submission can include, but are not limited to:

  • Clinical reasoning

  • Clinical skills curricular innovations (e.g., PE skills, Telemedicine, EMR)

  • Clinical skills assessment

  • Clinical skills remediation

  • Clinical skills faculty development

  • Communication skills


For questions about the Poster Session or Abstract submission process, please contact Adam Weinstein and Molly Bond at and

Abstract Requirements:  Abstracts are limited to 5,750 characters with spaces, not including title, authors, institutional affiliations, or references.  Abstracts are required to include the following:

  • Title

  • Authors

  • Background/Purpose

  • Approach/Methods

  • Results/Outcomes

  • Discussion

  • Conclusions/Significance

  • References


Review Criteria:  All proposals will be reviewed by multiple DOCS members.  Reviewers will not have access to identifying information of the submitters.

  • Topic of Importance:  topic is relevant and timely for a national/international audience.

  • Approach:  the authors effectively explain an approach that solves the problem identified.

  • Interpretation:  findings are presented in a clear manner, discussion is grounded in the literature.

  • Generalizability:  the authors provide evidence that findings can be transferred to other settings.

Past DOCS Annual Meetings


DOCS members can access content from the DOCS 2021 and other past annual meetings here.