St. George’s University School of Medicine Announces Student Research Competition

The Dean of St. George’s University School of Medicine has announced a student research competition which encourages and promotes the research component of St. George’s University’s medical program.  Senior medical students are invited to submit an abstract of research completed during their SGUSOM medical education.  All submissions should be accompanied by any published abstracts, papers, posters or manuscripts used in preparation of the work.

A faculty panel will review the submissions and choose three winners based on originality, scientific merit and level of involvement.   Each of the winning students will receive an all expenses paid trip to Grenada the week of the faculty meeting (March 1-5, 2010), with the opportunity to present and discuss their research with faculty and students on True Blue campus.  This is a unique opportunity to showcase investigative work to the SGU community at large, and will encourage other students in their research endeavors.

Students interested in participating in the competition should submit their work to the Office of the Dean, School of Medicine. A copy should also be sent to Meg Conlon in the Office of Research at mconlon@sgu.edu.

The applications should start with a description of the student’s level of involvement in the research project, when the work was completed, and any other pertinent remarks.  An abstract adhering to the established guidelines must accompany the application.  Students can submit more than one entry.

The deadline for submission is November 15, 2009, and winners will be notified by December 15, 2009.