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IU School of Medicine Student Research Symposium

IU School of Medicine Student Research Symposium (ISRS) is a student-led research symposium. ISRS provides students an opportunity to present scholarly projects they have been engaged in with their colleagues, faculty, and administrators at the IU School of Medicine.

Abstract Submission

Do you have research (including case reports/case series) or other scholarly projects that you are interested in presenting to peers and faculty? If so, the IU School of Medicine Student Research Symposium is for you!

Using research you’ve presented in the past for another conference (e.g. IMPRS, AMWA) is perfectly acceptable. However, we will not accept submissions that have been presented at the ISRS in previous years.

  • Abstracts are due May 22, 2022.
  • The Symposium will be held in-person in the summer of 2022. The symposium date is to be announced in future newsletters and reminders.
  • Posters will be judged, and awards will be announced shortly thereafter.
  • There should be ample time from award announcements to ERAS submission.

Get Involved with the Student Board

Do you have a passion for research and academic medicine? Are you interested in helping organize the annual IU School of Medicine Student Research Symposium? Apply for the IU School of Medicine Student Research Symposium leadership board. Through work with the symposium, the board seeks to increase student exposure to research on campus and facilitate further interest and action toward creating an environment of enthusiasm for scholarly work. Medical students at any of IU School of Medicine’s campuses are eligible to apply.


What counts as a scholarly project?

Just about anything that can be presented in a poster format (clinical and basic science research work, musical compositions and more). To verify a type of scholarly activity qualifies, contact

Who is eligible to present a poster?

ISRS is open to all IU School of Medicine medical students, regardless of class standing or campus.

What size are the posters?

3 feet by 4 feet

Is there an application or submission fee for my abstract?

There is no application fee required for submission or presentation.

Is there any way to cover the costs of the poster?

Yes. Please email posters to, to have them printed free of charge.

Will my abstract be published?

All accepted abstracts will be published in the Insight medical journal. Insight is a student-run journal at Indiana University School of Medicine that strives to connect students with research opportunities and showcase the works of IU School of Medicine’s medical community. Currently, Insight is an annual print publication that highlights research presented at ISRS.

Contact Information

For all journal and publication queries, please direct questions to Victoria Sanchez ( and Valeriya Skorobogatko (

For all other requests or information requests, please e-mail


Special thanks to Dr. Anantha Shekhar, Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, Department of Pediatrics, Anne Nguyen and Indiana Medical Student Program for Research and Scholarship for their generous contributions and support for ISRS.