The Importance of Academic Posters

November 19, 2019

James Kruer, MD – Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program

It was a wonderful announcement to send out to residents, faculty, and supporters that all ten of the NGMC GME Internal Medicine Interns who submitted posters to the Georgia Chapter of the American College of Physicians (GAACP) this year were accepted for presentation at the fall meeting.

As a new residency program, having ten interns selected is a great accomplishment – but why are poster presentations so important and how does it help residents in the long run?

The creation of a poster requires writing – and like all writing, forces the writer to focus on communicating a clear message. What problem am I trying to solve? Who is my target audience? What pieces of evidence will help support my message?


Well-designed posters can be a great way of spreading the word about your research. When colleagues know about your research, they can better discuss it, offer new perspectives and perhaps collaborate with you!

Attending conferences, showcasing your poster online, blogging – all these tactics engage colleagues and other stakeholders. Your online persona is as important as IRL! (that means in real life, yes, I’m hip.)


Alex Adams, DO Lupus nephritis vs Protein-losing gastroenteropathy
Aman Amy Kaur, DO Multiple cavitary pulmonary nodules and episcleritis of the left eye: Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) masquerading as infection
Riaz Mahmood, DO Double Trouble: Neutropenic Fevers and Cardiomyopathy
Rob Oberman, DO Metabolic Mystery
Sameena Salcin, MD Medical & Ethical Dilemmas of Treating Infections in a Hospice Patient
Shivang Danak, MD A clinical case of hepatic hemangioma causing obstructive jaundice
Swhaeb Shubair, MD A Rare Cause of Chest Pain
Tariq Odeh, MD Greece and its Cardiac Sequelae
Young Min, MD A rare case of a young patient with drug-induced vasculitis by hydralazine
Yusuf Alimi, MD Atypical Presentation Of Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis: A Case Report

A well-crafted and well-presented poster says you have something special – you have a unique drive and a willingness to put yourself out there. It says I’m willing to be vulnerable, to be open to challenges and to the open exchange of ideas.  Going above and beyond the everyday care of patients to share something with the world at large takes a special person.

Internal Medicine residents showcase their academic posters with program director James Kruer, MD and program coordinator, Rebecca Hayes.

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