Hi Everyone – please see the message below for the Senior Medical Student Research Competition:
The School of Medicine wishes to acknowledge senior medical students who have done research while in medical school. To this end, we are inviting those students who will graduate in 2013 to submit an abstract of their research done in medical school accompanied by any published abstracts, papers, posters or manuscripts in preparation (in order to submit, there must be a manuscript). Dr. Marios Loukas, Dean of Research, will chair a faculty panel to review the submissions and choose three – five based on originality, scientific merit and level of involvement by the student. Both published and unpublished work will be evaluated. However, if you are submitting published work, it must have listed SGU as an institution to be considered.
We are offering each award recipients an all expense paid trip to Grenada the week of the faculty meetings (February 25, 2013 – March 1, 2013). During this week students will have the opportunity to present and discuss their research with faculty and students. In addition, we would like to invite the award recipients to participate in the faculty meetings held this week. The faculty and administration will appreciate the input of senior students.
All submissions should be sent to the Medical Student Research Institute c/o Ms. Joanna Loukas at email@example.com and copied to the Office of Research (firstname.lastname@example.org). The applications should start with a description of the level of involvement of the student and when the work was done. Any other relevant remarks can be made here. This should then be followed by an abstract based on the guidelines below. Students can submit more than one entry.
The deadline for submission is December 14, 2012. We will announce the results of the competition by January 14, 2013.
Guidelines for Abstract Submission
The abstract must be no more than 250 words and formatted as follows:
TITLE: Use bold type. Do not use abbreviations.
AUTHORS: Begin on a new line two spaces below title. Use italics. List initials of first names followed by surnames. Do not use full stops after initials. Insert all degrees you have obtained after your name and the institution in which you obtained the degrees. Degrees, titles and institutional appointments of co-authors should not be listed. The student who is applying to the competition should underline their name. The order of the authorship should be approved with the principal investigator.
INSTITUTION: Begin on a new line immediately below Authors. Use italics. List institute(s) where work originated, city and country.
TEXT: Begin text on a new line 3 lines spaces below and arrange under the following headings:
Objective: State the main objective/research question//hypothesis of the study.
Design & Methods: Include information at the start of this section on the ethical approval of the study. Briefly describe the design of the study and how it was conducted, measuring indicating sampling, sample size, procedures, measurements etc.
Results: Present only the main results (in tabular form if convenient) with an indication of variability (e.g. SD) and precision of comparisons (e.g. 95% confidence intervals) where appropriate. Promises such as “the results will be discussed” or “other data will be presented” are unacceptable.
Conclusions: Limit to only those directly supported by the results.
Good luck to everyone and congratulations on your hard work!