How to Apply

How to Apply: CHLC 2024

We are excited that you are interested in attending the 2023-2024 DOCS Community Health Leadership Conference (CHLC) hosted by the University of Miami Miller School Of Medicine on Friday, March 8th!

CHLC aims to enhance the community health initiatives of our nation’s medical schools through collaboration and discussion. Student leaders are invited to present their successes and challenges in community health projects as well as network with other medical students with similar initiatives. The conference includes oral and poster presentations, addresses from keynote speakers, and collaborative sessions where students will meet to share ideas and discuss ways to improve community service delivery at their own institution.

Apply Here! DOCS Community Health Leadership Conference Application (Application Closed)

Please click here to pay for your registration. You may adjust the quantity of each item as appropriate (including to 0). Please note that the registration fee is nonrefundable.

Please Note: All medical and graduate students from LCME accredited US medical schools are eligible to apply.


Submissions for poster presentations at the Community Health Leadership Conference must be preceded by an abstract submission as part of the conference application. The abstract should summarize your poster presentation topic and should focus on one or more of the following topics as they relate to your school’s student run health fairs or clinics:

1.     An overview of your school’s successful, sustainable model.

2.     A description of new or recent innovations and enhancements implemented by your program.

3.     An explanation of a recent challenge faced by your program and how the program addressed the challenge.

4.     How your program built or strengthened a community partnership.

5.     How your program links its patients with continual, sustainable care.

The typed abstract should conform to the following specifications:

1.     The entire abstract should be no longer than 500 words including title and authors.

2.     Point size 11 for normal text.

3.     All words in the title should be in bold capital letters.

4.     All abbreviations designated by code or initial letters in the title must be identified in the body of the abstract.

5.     The presenting Author’s Name (i.e. your name) should be underlined.

6.     PI (if applicable) should be listed last with an asterisk.

7.     Include the department and school or institution along with the author’s names.

8.     The abstract should contain the objective, methods, results, and conclusion of the research study.

A sample abstract can be found here: Sample Abstract


  • All participants should submit an abstract for poster or oral presentation no later than 11:59PM EST December 31, 2023. Decisions will be sent out by January 16, 2024. 
  • The early-bird registration will open on January 16, 2024 and the deadline will be February 8, 2024. 
  • The regular registration will open on February 9, 2024 and close on February 19, 2024.