Medical Student Research Day

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) hosts the annual Medical Student Research Day to showcase and disseminate new knowledge contributed by students through their investigative studies.

On Thursday, March 15, 2018 the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai hosted its annual Medical Student Research Day. The event, now in its twenty-third year, featured four oral and a host of poster presentations—26 of which received Blue Ribbon recognition. Karen Zier, PhD, Professor Emeritus and creator of Medical Student Research Day at the Icahn School of Medicine, received the Lifetime Leadership in Research Education Award during the annual—and now, eponymous—event.

Download the 2018 Medical Student Research Day program.

The Icahn School of Medicine invites all medical students and Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) students who are pursuing research studies to submit an abstract and present a poster. Students who receive Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai funding for a summer research project have committed to submitting an abstract for Research Day. Students must have conducted their research during medical school in order to present at Research Day, but they may have done the work at an institution other than the Icahn School of Medicine.

The Research Day Advisory Committee reviews all submitted abstracts for Research Day and selects four abstracts for oral presentations. To be eligible for oral presentation, the student must be the first author of the abstract. Presentations should be 10 minutes, followed by five minutes for questions. The students giving oral presentations receive a $250 prize. If you are not giving an oral talk, you may share your work in a poster presentation.