Preparing for a MSTP Grand Rounds Presentation

  • Based on the clinical problem to be presented, contact a MSTP Grand Rounds Faculty Guru (list attached) requesting his/her assistance in preparing the presentation. Drs.Bitterman and Shimizu can be consulted for advice with regard to the selection of theclinical problem and appropriate faculty gurus. Examples of cases from the Departmentof Medicine can be obtained from Dr. Bitterman.
  • In consultation with the faculty guru, select a day and time for the MSTP Grand Rounds Presentation. Notify Susan Shurson at shurs002@umn.edu at least three weeks in advance so that the MSTP Office can secure an appropriate room for the meeting.
  • Develop the presentation in consultation with the selected faculty guru. There should be two components to the presentation:
    • Clinical case presentation (20-25 minutes) consisting of:
      • History
      • Physical exam
      • Initial imaging and laboratory information
      • Sequential release of information (in the sequence available to the primary MD team)
      • Engage the audience in analysis after each element of clinical data is presented
    • Interactive presentation of current science aimed at understanding the highlighted clinical problem (20-25 minutes)
      • Discussion of current science/molecular mechanism need not be comprehensive. Choose one key aspect of the problem and discuss this focused area in terms of what is known and what are the unanswered questions of relevance to a physician scientist.
    • Students may elect to present the clinical case first, followed by the presentation of current science, or integrate the two components throughout the presentation.
  • A Moodle site is available for students who wish to post articles, slides, case details, etc. Contact Dr. Shimizu for information on posting to the Moodle site.
  • You may also consult with senior MSTP students who are back in clinic to provide feedback on your presentation
  • The following MSTP students can also be consulted for assistance:  
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