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Judging Criteria for Case Presentations

Significance / Introduction:

  1. Case history is clearly defined.
  2. Sufficient patient background and literature is presented for understanding the medical problem.
  3. Significance of the problem under investigation and rationale for reporting the case is clearly indicated. Uniqueness of the case study is clearly explained.



  1. Clinical test used are clearly explained. Any unusual test performed include the laboratory's ranges of normal values.
  2. Approach to the problem presented by this patient is appropriate. Though process of determining appropriate diagnosis, including differential diagnoses, is explained.



  1. Patient clinical results presented are pertinent and clearly presented.
  2. Diagnosis presented is sufficiently addressed by results/future clinical work.



  1. Conclusions are clearly described.
  2. Conclusions are supported by observations and literature background.
  3. Recommended treatment and outcome of treatment are discussed (if applicable.
  4. Directions for future investigation or management of similar cases are indicated.


Presentation / Response to Questions:

  1. Overall style of the presentation is effective (delivery/eye contact).
  2. Presenter uses time effectively
  3. Presenter answers questions in an organized, concise, and accurate fashion.
  4. Presenter offers additional insight to discussion.


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