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Medical Student Grand Rounds

Medical Student Grand Rounds (MSGR) is a lecture series delivered by UCCOM medical students. This opportunity allows presenters to select broad topics of interest and translate them into talks that can be appreciated by a wide audience. MSGR facilitates peer-to-peer exchange of knowledge and amplifies the student perspective on important topics in medicine. The talks are held in-person monthly and simultaneously aired live via virtual platform.

Details regarding upcoming Medical Student Grand Rounds may be found on LEO and on this page. Past presentations are available in the archive below.

Proposed talks should consist of the following:

  • 20-30 minutes talk designed to highlight outstanding MedCat experiences through a grand rounds-style presentation
  • Topic should have wide educational value to the student body and College of Medicine at-large.
  • Talk should focus on work the student is directly involved with and/or a topic they seek to better understand.
  • Talk must be rooted in evidence-based medicine and include literature review of the topic.

Presenting provides great opportunity to grow your CV through a meaningful capstone experience while educating our student body on important themes in medicine. Beginning in Fall 2023, UCCOM students may be selected to speak at Medical Student Grand Rounds and/or CCTST Grand Rounds.

The MSGR Topic Proposal Form is NOW CLOSED for the 2023-2024 school year – thanks to all who applied! An unprecedented number of proposals spanning a wide-range of topics have been received and are now under review for consideration. Please stop back this summer  for a complete listing of the 2023-24 talks.

Questions or inquiries may be directed to Armo Derbarsegian or Phillip Witcher.

The Center for Clinical & Translational Science & Training (CCTST) provides medical students with great resources including appropriate subject matter experts. Become a member of CCTST at CTRonline and visit CCTST Grand Rounds for upcoming talks.

Upcoming Medical Student Grand Rounds

All talks may be viewed in person as indicated AND via Zoom:
Meeting ID: 980 4934 8527
Passcode: 012335

September 19, 2023
12:00-1:00 pm
MSB E255
Changing Medicine in a Changing Climate
Mitch Singstock, M4
October 17, 2023
12:00-1:00 pm
MSB E255
"Doctor I Want to Go Shoe Shopping": Narrative Medicine and Witnessing Gender in the Clinical Encounter
Ishita Dubey, M2
November 1, 2023
12:00-1:00 pm
Kresge Auditorium
Keynote Address - 13th Annual Research & Service Symposium
Mind Over Matter: An Introduction to Recognizing & Responding to Mental Health Crises
Raghad Kodvawala, M2; Harsimran Makkad, M2
November 21, 2023
12:00-1:00 pm
MSB E255
Cincinnati Radiation Experiments: Context, Protocols, and Implications
Angela Gao, M2; Jasmine Xi, M2; Kara Zehr, M2
December 5, 2023
12:00-1:00 pm
MSB E255
The History and Impact of Eugenics in Healthcare
Al Lutwak, M4
January 16, 202
12:00-1:00 pm
MSB E255

The Pervasive Impact of Gender Bias on Women's Health and Medical Practice
Claire Niewiara, M3

February 20, 2024
12:00-1:00 pm
MSB E255
Caring for Caregivers: The Role of Medical Trainees in Supporting Those Who Care for the Chronically Ill
Abbey Epplen, M3
March 19, 2024
12:00-1:00 pm
MSB E255
Gun Violence: Looking Beyond Mortality in an American Epidemic
Rory Edwards, M2
April 16, 2024
12:00-1:00 pm
MSB E255
How Does Stigma Impact Treatment Outcomes? Experiences Among Pregnant and Postpartum People with Opioid Use Disorder
Joyce Xu, M3
May 21, 2024
12:00-1:00 pm
MSB E255
Exploring AI in Healthcare: What to Expect as a Future Physician
Andrew Nicholas, M4; Ayush Prasad, M3


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Medical Student Grand Rounds Archive

The Brief History of Emergency Medicine
The Perils of Being a Patient...
Special Considerations in Pediatric Cancer
The Way We Die: Medicine & the Mechanisms
Being an Advocate for LGBTQ+ Patients as a Medical Student
incorporating Trauma-Informed Care
Find Your Voice: Using Social Media and Podcasts to Grow as Future Physicians
The Elephant in the Room: Healthy and Unhealthy Approaches to Obesity

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Amy Thompson MD
Director of Medical Student Research Initiatives

Medical Sciences Building 4556C
231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0526

Diana Mullenix
Program Director

CARE/Crawley Building E870
3290 Eden Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0555