MSUCOM / SCSStatewide Campus System

2018 SCS Scholarly Activity Poster Day
May 30, 2018
University Club - MSU; East Lansing, MI

The MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine Statewide Campus System (SCS) is sponsoring the fourth annual SCS Scholarly Activity Poster Day, to be held in conjunction with the SCS Membership Meeting on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Poster abstract submissions concerning research, quality improvement (QI) and other scholarly work projects (e.g., case reports & series) are invited from:

  • MSUCOM Medical Students
  • SCS-affiliated Residents and Fellows
  • MSUCOM Faculty

This will be a juried competition, with cash prizes presented to winners on the basis of how the SCS review committee has classified each poster abstract (principally based on first presenter’s role and their specific level of/type of activities on project):

  • Medical Students: $750 (1st Prize) and $500 (2nd Prize)
  • Residents: $1500 (1st Prize), $1000 (2nd), and $750 (3rd)
  • Faculty: Each faculty presenter will receive a Participation Certificate.

To be eligible, posters must present new research, quality improvement and scholarly work project that contributes to medical or healthcare knowledge.

NOTE: Due to anticipated submission volume, we will be UNABLE to accept single case study or case series poster abstracts for presentation this year.

Abstract Entry Procedures

Each poster abstract will first be reviewed by a panel of SCS judges. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to present their posters.

Abstracts must be emailed to Dr. Bill Corser at by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Dr. Corser will email you confirmation of receipt.

Abstracts will need to be entered into the fillable SUBMISSION FORM

Old submission forms from prior years will not be accepted.

Specific evaluative criteria for accepted research or QI abstracts will be emailed to presenters by Tuesday, May 1st.


Please limit your poster size to a maximum of 3’ by 5’ or we may not be able to provide you with an optimal posting location. Push-pins will be provided for affixing posters to display boards, or you may bring your own pins. There will be no electrical outlets available for any additional display mechanisms.

Set-up for all poster presentations will begin at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 30, at the MSU University Club, 3435 Forest Rd., East Lansing, MI 48910. The exact display location of accepted posters will be assigned on-site. FIRST LISTED presenters are invited to be present beside their poster to answer any questions during judging period (i.e., approx. 9:00-to-11:00 a.m. Other presenters will have invited to a separate area with snacks, etc. during this judging period). Posters should be available for display from 9 a.m. until 12:00 noon, after which time they may be removed. Any posters remaining on the display boards after 1:00 p.m. will be discarded.

Announcement of the award winners will take place in the poster display room at approximately 11:00 a.m.

Questions regarding this SCS Scholarly Activity Poster Day competition specifics may be emailed to Dr. Bill Corser.