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Presentations in Medicine & Science: Tips

Resources to help assist you make good presentations in different formats. Posters and oral presentations


  1. Include only the most essential facts; but be ready to answer ANY questions about all aspects of your patient.
  2. Keep your presentation lively.
  3. Do not read the presentation!
  4. Expect your listeners to ask questions.
  5. Follow the order of the written case report.
  6. Keep in mind the limitation of your listeners.
  7. Beware of jumping back and forth between descriptions of separate problems.
  8. Use the presentation to build your case.
  9. Your reasoning process should help the listener consider a differential diagnosis.
  10. Present the patient as well as the illness.

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