Student-Led Research Presented at National Medical Conferences

June 6, 2014

Ms Porter with her winning posterClinical students at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) seized the opportunity to gain experience beyond the required clerkships and elective rotations by preparing and presenting posters at national medical conferences in the United States and Canada.

Eleah Porter prepared a poster entitled "A Rare Cause of Massive Hematuria: Renal Artery Aneurysm Rupture" based on a patient encounter during her third year surgery core at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. While completing her surgical oncology clerkship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, Ms. Porter attended the 2014 American College of Physicians (ACP) National Conference in Orlando, Florida. At the conference, she presented her poster, and it was selected as a National Winner in the Student Clinical Vignette division.

While preparing my poster, I engaged with several physicians who were involved in the case. It took a lot of time and dedication, and to experience success is motivating,” said Ms. Porter. “I hope more AUC students take advantage of similar opportunities.

Two posters were presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian Society for Pediatric Research 2014 Joint Meeting in Vancouver, Canada by clinical students rotating at Ealing General Hospital in the United Kingdom. Tianne Foster presented Dogs and Pediatric Dental Health- the Work of May Mellanby. Mapping Health Indeces and Commissioning Better Value Community Health Care was presented by Carissa Monterosso and Kaci Dudley.