Clinical Case Report (Vignette) Presentation Requirements

Clinical Case Report (Vignette) Presentation Requirements

A clinical vignette is a short (five-minute) oral and visual presentation that contains one or more of the following elements:

  • An unusual presentation or manifestation of a disease
  • A pitfall in the clinical problem-solving process
  • New information obtained about a disease
  • Characteristics of an unusual disease
  • A novel finding resulting from an unusual case

The purpose of the presentation is to make one or two teaching points and drive those home. The American College of Physicians provides a sample vignette abstract for your use.

Once you have identified a case, review the literature, defend your thinking and/or reinforce the importance of the case. You need to get final approval of your presentation from a faculty member.

If you are presenting a clinical research or case study, particular attention should be paid to federal HIPAA regulations (ensuring the right to patient privacy). Please visit Carle Foundation Hospital’s research presentations web page. Studies involving multiple subjects and/or continuous quality improvement projects may require IRB approval.  If you are a resident, your residency director will provide further guidance.

The five-minute time limit is enforced. You will be disqualified by the judges if your presentation exceeds five minutes.

There will be a required rehearsal session prior to Research Day. You will be contacted with more details.

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