Instructions for 2017 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 Monday, August 28, 2017. 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.

Poster Presentation

  • The registration deadline for poster presentations is noon on Wednesday, August 30, 2017. The final abstract must be uploaded via the registration website by this date.
  • Poster boards will be set up in MERF Atrium. These boards are 4' high by 6' wide.
  • Posters can be made as a single sheet or multiple posterboard mats.
  • Your mentor has 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 poster talk. Poster and presentation for summer research students will be evaluated by two judges during the assigned presentation hour.