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Guidelines on Authorship & Contributionship
Authorship & Contributorship Agreement -  Review Article Manuscript
Authorship & Contributorship Agreement - Research Manuscript

Poster Tips and Guidelines

  • Avoid using too much text; attempt to use graphs, tables, and charts that highlight your results.
  • Your discussion section should probably be no longer than two paragraphs. In the discussion, you should highlight the relevant findings and draw comparisons with what has been previously reported in the medical literature. It is also important to acknowledge the limitations of your study in the discussion.
  • Your conclusions slide should summarize the most important findings in your study and should appear as bullet points.

A few helpful links:

Case Report Guidelines for your ISP

Although many of you will participate in more rigorous and hypothesis driven project, some of you may choose to use a case report as your ISP. Please note that just because a patient is interesting to you, it may not be appropriate for your ISP.  In order for a Case Report to be eligible as an ISP, it must be appropriate for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. In order to help guide you with the eligibility of your case report, the American College of Physicians (ACP) has developed some guidelines that are on their website. Please go to:

information on the Georgetown University Institutional Review Board (IRB) go to:

CITI Training

All students conducting research and submitting an IRB application will need to complete CITI Training. You will need to go to the following website: and create an account.

The main courses that should be completed are: 

- Group 1: Biomedical research investigators and key personnel

- Group 4: HIPAA and Human Subjects

Statistical and Bioinformatics Consultation Services provided by Department of Biostatistics

Through the efforts of Dean Mitchell, we are happy to announce that free biostatistical support is provided to any medical student who wishes to take advantage of this opportunity for their ISP. We are very fortunate to introduce:

Valeriy R. Korostyshevskiy, PhD

Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Biomathematics

FOR STUDENTS WORKING ON THEIR ISP, please complete this form and return it to the Dr. Valeriy R. Korostyshevskiy (