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Medical Student Poster Presentations

Friday, Oct. 13, 2017

Set up: 5:30-5:45 PM

Display: 8-10 PM (During the PAMED & PAMPAC Receptions)

Hershey, PA

Gain recognition and valuable feedback from practicing physicians from all over the state.

The top three places will be awarded gift cards valued at $100, $75, and $50, and will be featured in a PAMED publication.

Submission Guidelines

  • The deadline for abstract submissions is Sept. 15.
  • All must be original works of medical student members.
  • Only one student may present each unique poster.
  • Entry is free as a PAMED member benefit. (To become a member, join online or call 855-PAMED4U (855-726-3348).
  • Authors of entries accepted for the poster competition must be present Friday, Oct. 13 to discuss their submission for judging.
  • All abstract submissions must be submitted online. If you have any questions or problems, please contact Aleesha Shaik, student coordinator and Medical Student Section (MSS) Vice Chair at or Margie Lamberson at PAMED at
  • All submitters will be notified via e-mail by Sept. 30 if they have been selected to present at PAMED's annual poster contest.

Abstract Criteria

  • Research must be applicable to patient care in some way, either directly or as a basis for future work.
  • The submissions must include all of the information on the application form, including, but not limited to:
    • Abstract Title
    • Presenter's Name and Contact Information
    • Any Co-Authors
    • Institution Affiliation
    • Status of Research
  • Graphs, figures, and photos should not be included in the submitted abstract, but should be incorporated into the poster for presentation.

Poster Presentation

  • A panel of medical students will select the top 10 abstracts to be presented at PAMED's House of Delegates and Annual Education Conference in Hershey on Oct. 13.
  • Invited posters are to be prepared in advance. Bulletin board and pins will be provided.
  • Posters should be no larger than 4'x6'.
  • Posters should include: Title, authors, institution affiliations, and a detailed description of methods and clinical results. Graphs, tables, and photos are encouraged on posters.
  • From 8 – 10 PM, judges will visit and examine each presentation. Authors must be available for questions and discussion during this time.

Judging and Awards

  • Poster presentations will be judged on originality, scientific merit, clarity of content, organization and visualization of results, and overall presentation.
  • Winners will be announced at the Medical Student Debates, held Saturday morning, Oct. 14, at 10:30 AM

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