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2021 Medical Student Research Day

The University of Maryland School of Medicine Proudly Presents: 44th Annual Medical Student Research Day, 2021

Event Overview

The 44th annual MSRD will be held in the afternoons of Monday, November 15 and Tuesday, November 16, 2021 virtually through Zoom.

The event will begin on Day 1 with opening remarks and keynote address at 1:00 p.m., continuing with special presentation from outstanding student researcher at 1:50 p.m. and student presentations at 2:30 - 5:35 p.m.. On Day 2, the event will continue with special presentations from outstanding student researchers at 1:00 p.m., student presentations at 2:10 - 3:15 p.m., and special student research panel at 3:25 - 3:55 p.m.  The event will conclude with the Awards segment at 4:00 - 4:30p.m. where faculty mentors and student presenters award recipients will be recognized.

Ronna Hertzano, M.D., Ph.D. will be the keynote speaker for this year's MSRD. See this recent SOM news article regarding Dr. Hertzano's research.


Attending and Participating in the Event

Attending the Event

Event attendance is open to the entire UMB campus. UM SOM faculty, staff, residents, fellows, and students are encouraged to attend the event. If you are planning to attend the event or would like to receive updates regarding the event, please respond through the Interest Form by November 11.

Participation as Presenter

Presentation Registration & Abstract Submission

To present and compete at MSRD, eligible medical students interested in participating must 1) first register their presentation and 2) then later submit the abstract and abstract-related information by the deadlines below. Registration and abstracts will be submitted electronically through online forms that will be provided.

Details can be found on the "Presenting at MSRD" webpage. 

Presentation Registration Deadline: Friday, October 8, 2021, 11:59 pm EST
Presentation registration is closed. Registrants will be notified whether selected as presenter and their format of presentation by October 15. Accepted presenters will also be provided the presentation schedule by October 18.

Abstract Submission Deadline: Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 11:59 pm EST
Abstract submission is open.

Participation as Judge

We appreciate and extend our thanks to the UM SOM faculty, postdoctoral and research fellows, residents, research associates, research staff, and AOA medical student members who have judged this event in the past.

If you are interested in judging the oral or poster sessions, please complete an entry through the Judges Sign-Up Form to let us know a little about you and your availability for MSRD.


For questions, please use the Ask MSRD form.