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Judges Needed for Medical Student Research Symposium

The student organizing committee for the Medical Student Research Symposium would like to invite you to act as a judge for the 11th annual event on Friday, February 7, 2020 in the Armstrong Medical Education Building [Snow date: Feb 8, 2020]. Even if you cannot attend, your expertise in judging for the abstracts would be immensely appreciated. The turnout from medical students remains phenomenal, with around 9 podium presentations, 40 oral presentations and 90 poster presentations last year. As we attempt to provide all those students involved in the event with presentation experience as well as impactful feedback, MSRS needs even more faculty support.

If you are able to serve as a judge for any aspect, please take 30 seconds to respond to this survey with your judging preferences.

We are seeking help with any or all of the following:

  • Abstract judging for acceptance into the competitive portion of the symposium: Judges will receive 10-15 abstracts no later than November 22, 2019 and will need to complete scoring sheets by Dec 6, 2019. (Flexible time)
  • Podium Presentation judges: 9 podium presentations. February 7, 2020 around 12-2 PM
  • Poster Presentation judges: 5-6 posters to visit, listen to a brief 2-3 minute student presentation, and provide informal feedback. February 7, 2020 around 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Concurrent Oral Presentation judges: Five 10-minute oral presentations in concurrent small group rooms. February 7, 2020 around 3:30-4:45 p.m.

ALL JUDGING (AND AWARDS) WILL BE CATEGORY SPECIFIC – Each faculty judge will be assigned to one of the following categories: Basic Science, Clinical Science, History of Medicine, Public Health, and Humanism, Ethics, Education, and the Art of Medicine (HEART).

Thank you for your interest in supporting medical education by acting as a research judge. Please send any questions to


Kelsey Bennett