SMSNA is pleased to announce the 7th annual Essay Prize competition for trainees.

Clinical trainees in medicine, surgery and psychology (residents, fellows, medical students, graduate students, nursing students and PA students) are eligible to submit their original research papers, scientific reports, or case reports in sexual medicine for three prizes of $1,500 for the best manuscript in one of the following categories:

  • Male Sexual Health (clinical, surgical, imaging, research)
  • Female Sexual Health (clinical, surgical, imaging, research)
  • Case Report in Sexual Health

Manuscripts should also be submitted as abstracts for presentation or poster to the 22nd SMSNA Annual Fall Scientific Meeting in Scottsdale, AZ. Abstract submission is not required for the Case Report in Sexual Health category. Click here for details on Abstract Submission.

Manuscripts will be reviewed anonymously and therefore must NOT contain any author(s) or submitting institutions contact information. Any manuscript containing identifying information will not be considered for this prize. Manuscripts will be reviewed by the Essay Prize Review Committee. Winners will be announced at the 22nd SMSNA Annual Fall Scientific Meeting in Scottsdale, AZ.

Submission Instructions: 

Submissions will be accepted by completing the online form by no later than 11:59 pm EDT, September 1, 2021.

Submission should contain the following:

  • Category (Male Sexual Health, Female Sexual Health, or Case Report in Sexual Health)
  • Manuscript Title
  • Authors(s)
  • Contact Information
  • Attachment: Manuscript (with no identifying information) including abstracts, tables and figures, and references.

Manuscript Rules of Publication:

Original Research
Original research papers are scientific reports of original clinical or basic research in the field of sexual medicine. As a general guideline, manuscripts should be 3000 words in length; more extensive manuscripts will be considered and judged on merit; however, authors are urged to be as concise as possible. All manuscripts must include an abstract, a maximum of 7 tables and figures (total), and up to 50 references. More may be accepted if justified.

Case Report
Reports are concise reports of cases, clinical experience, clinical studies, drug trials, adverse effects, or devices related to sexual medicine. Maximum length is 1750 words; no more than 10 references, and 1 figure/table.

Other Information:

Trainees are encouraged to submit their manuscript to the Journal of Sexual Medicine, Sexual Medicine Open Access, or Sexual Medicine Reviews