Slide presentation guidelines

Details regarding slide design, presentation, and judging

Slide design

There are no specific guidelines for designing your slide presentation, except that your slides should be in Powerpoint format.
Be prepared to speak to a general student/faculty audience who will have varying backgrounds and training. Also, keep in mind the judging criteria below.
Do be wary of special formatting in your slide files.  Video and graphic capability/compatibility may vary between computers, especially between Mac and PC computers, and between software versions.  Flashy transitions, animations, or sound effects may not work as planned, and they can even be distracting and take away from the presentation itself.

There are no specific guidelines for designing your slide presentation, except that your slides should be in Powerpoint format.

Be prepared to speak to a general student/faculty audience who will have varying backgrounds and training. Also, keep in mind the judging criteria below.

Do be wary of special formatting in your slide files.  Video and graphic capability/compatibility may vary between computers, especially between Mac and PC computers, and between software versions.  Flashy transitions, animations, or sound effects may not work as planned, and they can even be distracting and take away from the presentation itself.

There will be a PC available with Microsoft Powerpoint 2010 on Student Research Day, but you should plan to bring your laptop just in case, especially if you use a Mac. It is your responsibility to make sure that your slides will work properly at the venue.

Practice giving your talk as much as possible to any kind of an audience you can find, as practice always makes perfect.  If you are able to, please seek advice from your research mentor in preparing your talk.  Also, one or two of the JBG officers will be present during your practice session to give you constructive feedback.

Slide presentation

You are scheduled to present on Student Research Day. Schedules will be emailed to you and posted on the JBG website under "Student Research Day."

You do not have to give a poster presentation in addition to your slide presentation

Suits are required dress for all presenters. Women who do not have a suit should wear something appropriate for a medical school or residency interview.

You will have six to eight minutes to present your slides and four minutes to answer questions from the audience. The eight minute limit will be enforced due to time constraints.  A JBG volunteer will be present to time the presentation and let you know when you have 1 minute remaining. They will also help you field questions from the audience.

As a courtesy to your fellow peers who will also be giving slide presentations, you are required to attend the entire session in which you are scheduled.

To be inducted into the society, you are expected to attend the Landes-Merrimon lecture at 4pm in the Old Clinic auditorium. There will be refreshments provided starting at 3:40pm.

Slide judging

Judges will select the best presentation in each category for either a Pillsbury or Kuno award.

The judges will be evaluating based on the following criteria.

- Clarity and effectiveness of oral presentation

- Explanation of study design, data, results, and conclusions

- Knowledge of research topic

- Quality of research performed

- Ability to answer questions

- Applications for future research

- Aesthetic quality of presentation