Dear Senior Residents,

As you know, your scholarly project experience will culminate in the presentation of an abstract, poster and oral presentation during the Spring Scholarly Project Poster Symposium. This year, the symposium is scheduled for Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 4:30-6:30pm in the MIND Auditorium. The event will include food and wine, a featured speaker and an awards presentation by Department Chair Dr. Satyan Lakshminrusimha.


  • Thursday, May 2, 2019: Abstract & poster draft due to Chief Residents.
  • Thursday, May 9, 2019: Abstract & poster feedback session w/ faculty.
  • Monday, May 13, 2019: Final abstracts & poster files must be emailed to Maura Reilly no later than 12pm.

Abstract: All residents must submit an abstract. Please see the abstract section of this website for more instructions. You are required to submit your abstract on the form provided. Abstracts submitted outside of this form will not be accepted.

Poster: Posters should be created on a PowerPoint slide and sized to exactly 36"x48". We encourage you to use one of the poster templates shared on this website. Residency staff will not resize posters. Poster files must be emailed to Maura Reilly by Monday, May 13, 2019 @ 12pm. If you meet this deadline the department will arrange for your poster to be printed and cover all associated costs. If you do not meet this deadline, you are responsible for printing your own poster (approximately $100 at FedEx Office).

Oral Presentation: You are expected to prepare a short (3-5 minute) oral presentation. See the oral presentation section of this website for more information.

Awards: Awards will be given for the following four categories: best abstract, best poster, best oral presentation and best fellow project. You can view the judging criteria here.

Please continue to refer to the Scholarly Project Guidelines for full information about the poster, abstract and oral presentation requirements.

Symposium Agenda