Guidelines for Scholarship Presentation
- The total presentation should be 15 minutes: 10 minutes for your prepared remarks and 5 minutes for questions from the audience.
- You may use a slide presentation, hand-outs, etc., but are not required to do so. If you need any audio-visual equipment, be sure to let the GSP administrator know at least one week ahead. Remember – slides should add visually to your remarks, not be your notes projected onto a screen.
- Your audience will be 20 – 30 individuals, comprised of fellow medical students, GSP and other faculty, and School of Medicine administrators.
- You will be introduced by name. You should introduce the title of your project.
- There is a tendency to try to describe the project in too much detail. Do not try to cram 4 years of work into a 10 minute presentation. This is meant to be a brief introduction to your work, not a comprehensive treatment of it.
- Clearly state the problem or topic you were addressing
- Briefly describe your process
- Identify your collaborators and acknowledge their contributions
- Give a brief summary of your findings
- State your conclusions, e.g. your thoughts about future research, implications for patient care, health care policy issues
- Since your presentation will be necessarily brief and incomplete, audience members can ask for more explanation in areas of interest to them during the five minute Q & A.
- Energize your body and voice to engage the audience. Project your voice to the rear of the room. Make eye contact with the audience.