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Instructions for 2021 Medical Student Research Presenters

One-Page Abstract

All students must submit a one-page written abstract of research findings; font size cannot be smaller than 10-pt for ease of readability. Your mentor is expected to assist you in preparing and/or finalizing the abstract. It should include the following:

  • Title of the presentation
  • Your name, your mentor's name, and any other collaborators
  • Background, rationale, or introduction
  • Purpose of the study (hypothesis, aims)
  • Method
  • Results
  • Conclusion/Discussion

The abstract must be uploaded with the Research Conference registration (see below for due dates).

Oral Presentation 

  • The registration deadline for oral presentations is noon on Wednesday, August 25, 2021. The final abstract must be uploaded via the registration website by this date.
  • Presentations are limited to nine minutes followed by three minutes for questions.
  • A timekeeper will be present in the room to keep track of time.
  • Presentations for summer research students will be evaluated by two judges. 
  • UI branded power point templates FileBRAND-PPT-Template-CCOM.pptx

Poster Presentation

  • The registration deadline for poster presentations is noon on Friday, August 27, 2021. The final abstract must be uploaded via the registration website by this date.
  • Posters will be set up in MERF Atrium.  These boards are 4' high by 6' wide.
  • Mentors have been notified of the poster requirement and should assist you in obtaining the materials necessary for preparation of the poster.
  • Neither CCOM nor the Research Fellowship Program has money to pay for poster materials or printing costs.  
  • A list of printing resources can be found here. Downloadable poster templates are available from the Design Center.
  • Prepare a "formal" version of your talk. Poster and presentation for summer research students will be evaluated by two judges during the assigned presentation hour.
  • Your poster MUST be up in its designated place by 8 am on the first day of the conference (Wednesday 9/15), regardless of which day you are assigned to present.  All posters must stay up for both days, then be removed by 2pm on day two (Thursday 9/16), when all the poster display boards will be removed.

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