The Annual Medical Student Research Office Annual MDSR Research Symposium will follow a virtual workshop format. The experience is designed to enhance MDSR students skills in scientific communication. At this event each MDSRS Scholar gives a 3-5 minute oral poster presentation of the research they completed over the summer funded by an MDSRS research grant, this is followed by a short Q&A to a small faculty-facilitated group of peers. The session is also includes a break-out session with a discussion on Effective Approaches for Presenting Research Results and the Challenges in Meaningful Scientific Communication.

Poster Instructions

MDSRS projects will be presented virtually in small groups.  Directions on how to create a narrated PPT can be found here and posters will be made available to all Medical Students following the event. 

Official Templates can be downloaded below, please check with your mentor on template requirements. 

Please email with any questions.

Abstract and Poster Submission Instructions

*Only one abstract accepted per MDSR Scholar

  • When entering project information, DO NOT USE ALL CAPITAL LETTERS.
  • Enter the authors in the order you wish them to appear on the abstract (if more than six, use et al).
  • Type the abstract content into the space provided.  Please do not copy and paste. 
  • Be sure your abstract is in Times New Roman 12 point font
    • Limit your abstract submission to no more than 2000 characters, Example Abstract (PDF)
    • Abstracts should include the hypothesis of the study, methods used, results, conclusions and future plans.

Abstracts and a copy of your poster are due November 29th. 

Submit your MDSRS Abstract/Poster


If you want to print your poster as well, there are various options for printing both on and off-campus. Located on the First Floor of the Thompson Library in Room 160 (OIT Computer Lab) you can print posters up to 48 X 36 on plain paper for $9.25 (entire poster, not per foot). Please note you will need a Buck-ID with money on it in order to print. There is a Buck-ID machine located in the lobby of the library that will provide temporary Buck-IDs for this purpose.  The Health Science Library's Medical Visuals Team provides poster printing services to researchers across the OSU campus. Information regarding Medical Visuals is available online, including printing costs a tutorial on How To Create a Poster and you should allow at least a week for printing.  Additional print services such as FedEx/Kinko’s are also available off-campus. Templates are below if you are having difficulty accessing NWC and Medical Visuals internal pages.


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