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 to their colleagues and IU School of Medicine faculty and administrators.

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 (IMPRS, for example) is perfectly acceptable. We only ask that if you participated in the Symposium last year, that you not present the same project.

  • Abstracts are due March 24, 2019.
  • The Symposium will be April 13, 2019.
Abstract Application Form
Abstracts are due March 1, 2019

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.

Student Committee Board Application

ISRSC Executive Board Application

IUSM Student Research Symposium Committee 2018 application
  • Due Date: Friday, October 19, 2018 by 11:59PM

    Currently available positions include:
    • Fundraising Chair(s): Involved with raising funds for the events. Responsible for contacting corporate sponsors and applying for grants, particularly for main symposium event.
    • Logistics Chair(s): Coordinate the logistics of the research symposium, including securing venue (VanNuys Medical Sciences Atrium), food, judges and keynote speaker. Main contact points for president(s) on regular basis.
    • Treasurer: Manages yearly budget and coordinates spending and fundraising goals with fundraising chair and VP. This year will need to determine how to initiate budget.
    • Secretary: Organizes and distributes meeting minutes, follows up with presidents and vice president on any remaining questions from the meeting
    • Public Relations Chair: Makes fliers and handle social media presence in order to inform IU School of Medicine students of dates and deadlines for submission and event date. In charge of communication strategy and plan with faculty and staff at IU School of Medicine to make them aware of event. Organizes social events throughout the year such as lunch and learns to create further interest in research on campus.
    • Journal Committee: Organizes abstracts into the IU School of Medicine ISRSC Journal for publication.
    • Center Representatives: Help PR chair with all communication to regional campus students and faculty. Each regional campus can have up to one campus representative.
    • Name * Required
    • Select your current campus. * Required
    • Which positions are you interested in? * Required


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 isrsc@iupui.edu.
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’ × 4’
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 isrsc@iupui.edu, 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 Monica Cheng and Honglin Xiao.

For all other requests or information requests, please e-mail isrsc@iupui.edu.


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