Family & Community Medicine

Tips & Guidelines

Guidelines for Scholarship Day Poster Presentations

  1. Poster must fit on standard 40” x 60” foam core display board, which will be presented on an easel.
  2. The poster must have a title with authors and institution listed. The title should be centered in the top-middle part of the poster.  Put the title text in a larger font than the text of the general pieces of the poster.
  3. Research studies will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:
    • Introduction – Background and Significance
      • literature review pertaining to the research question
      • relevance to family medicine
      • clearly stated hypotheses in a declarative form
      • innovativeness of the research
    • Methods
      • description of the methods to include supporting evidence for the validity of the assessment/measurement scheme.
      • appropriateness of the methods used to address the hypotheses
    • Results
      • description of the analyses
      • description of the results
      • are the results publishable and/or can be widely disseminated?
    • Conclusion
      • how the results inform the pertinent research literatures and the practice of family medicine
      • limitations of the study
    • Presentation
      • clarity of the format
      • visual appeal
      • sense of mastery of the study
      • poster presenter displayed passion/enthusiasm for project
  4. Case studies will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:
    • Introduction
      • literature review pertaining to the case
      • background of the case, including the disorder
      • gap analysis
      • relevance to family medicine
    • Case
      • relevant medical history of the patient (to include relevant positive and negative findings)
      • description of the patient’s symptoms and signs
      • description of the tests that were carried out
      • description of any treatment or intervention
      • description of the results of the treatment or intervention
      • is the case publishable and/or can be widely disseminated
    • Conclusion
      • how the case informs the pertinent research literatures and the practice of family medicine
      • how the case informs understanding of the disease etiology or treatment mechanism
    • Presentation
      • clarity of the format
      • visual appeal
      • sense of mastery of the study
      • poster presenter displayed passion/enthusiasm for project
  5. Other projects (e.g., educational interventions, evidence-based reviews, etc.) will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:
    • Introduction
      • literature review pertaining to the topic
      • relevance to family medicine
      • clearly stated problem statement or need for project
      • innovativeness of the project
    • Methods
      • description of the methods
      • appropriateness of the methods used to address the problem statement
    • Outcomes
      • description of the project outcomes
      • are the results publishable and/or can the project be widely disseminated?
      • project has wide-reaching impact – impacts many patients or practitioners
    • Conclusion
      • how the project can inform the practice of family medicine
      • limitations of the project
    • Presentation
      • clarity of the format
      • visual appeal
      • sense of mastery of the study
      • poster presenter displayed passion/enthusiasm for project
  6. All criteria will be scored on a scale from 1 = “poor” to 5 = “excellent”.
  7. Improving readability
    • Use a larger font than normal – 32 pt font works well for content. Title should be larger
    • Use boldface type.
  8. Helpful hints
    • The text on the poster does not have to explain everything about the project.  Explain the most important information in a way to generate conversation, comments, and questions with those people reading the poster.
    • Graphs, tables, and drawings often work well for the results of the project.
    • Pictures and photographs may enhance the poster as long as they are large enough.
    • See “Tips for Designing Scientific Posters” for more hints.

Contact

Joanne Fabick
Administrative Coordinator
Phone: 330.325.6770
Email: 

Interim Department Co-Chairs

  • Paul Hartung, Ph.D.
  • Thomas Macabobby, M.D.

Department of Family & Community Medicine

College of Medicine at NEOMED

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