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Abstract Guidelines

The abstract should present a succinct description of your thesis work, indicating the purpose, the procedures or methods followed, the results achieved, and the conclusions which have been reached. A well-written abstract makes the reader want to learn more about your research.

Abstracts and proposal cover sheets are to be emailed to by 5:00pm on Monday, June 10th.

  • Provide a Word document
  • 1” margins
  • Double‐space
  • Use 12-pt. font
  • Limit to 350 words or less

Poster Guidelines

The Medical Center Graphics Center offers guidelines for poster creation and layout. Visit the Graphics Center website for guidelines and general information.

The size of our poster boards is 40” x 60” and your poster should be developed to accommodate board size. Contact the Graphics Center if you need assistance in sizing your poster.

The Graphics Center has several downloadable guides to assist you, including “Creating Posters using PowerPoint” and a pricing and print time guide.

Poster Session Follow‐Up

  • Winners' names, poster titles, and program of study will be included in the Spring/Summer 2019 edition of Rediscover Rochester: SMD, a biannual publication for SMD alumni.
  • Photos from the Poster Session will be added to GSS website.
  • Winners will be asked to discuss the development of their abstracts and posters with 1st year graduate students during the following fall semester.