Originally Posted by zeemd
I have recently been writing an abstract for a study that i am working on and this will be submitted for a national conference in September. I am hoping to get it published but i dont think i will know in time for ERAS purposes. How should i enter this into my ERAS application?
Any advice is always appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
To be honest, I wouldn't include anything that hasn't been either submitted and under review, in revision, accepted for publication, or actually published. There are a variety of reasons for not including it, but the main one would be because absolutely everyone could claim to working on an abstract or manuscript that hasn't been published (and thereby not having any proof of this work).
If the conference is in September, I'm surprised they are still accepting abstracts. That said, if the conference is say late September, you should definitely have a yea or nay on the abstract by the residency application date (Sept 15). If you had an abstract that was accepted, I'd imagine it would be ok to include that in your application.