The Charlton Lectureship was begun in 1975. The poster competition was established several years ago to encourage and make known the significant research being done by Tufts graduate, medical, dental, and veterinary students. The Poster Competition and Lecture are sponsored and hosted by the Scientific Affairs Committee of Tufts School of Medicine. The poster competition is held on the 8th floor of Sackler.
The preliminary competition is made up of three categories: Basic Science Research–Junior Category, Basic Science Research–Senior Category, and Clinical Research–All levels of Experience. Four finalists per category are chosen. First and second place cash prizes are awarded.