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Poster Guidelines

After your abstract has been accepted, you will need to create a poster to be displayed at the Med Ed Day virtual poster session. We recommend that you download one of the editable PowerPoint (.pptx) templates below, but you may use any software or template you like to create your poster.

Create a Poster

For general information about designing effective posters, accessibility, poster printing options, and more, we encourage you to review the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library (CWML) guide to creating academic posters.

If you are the author of an accepted abstract but do not feel that you will be able to create a poster by the submission deadline, please contact Erin Brannan ( There may still be opportunities for you to participate in the virtual poster session.


Dimensions are limited to 44" wide by 44" tall due to the size of the display boards used at Med Ed Day


Poster Templates

Template 1
Template 2
Template 3

Prepare to Present

Posters will be displayed on display boards which allows conference attendees to ask questions about posters. We ask that at least one author ("Presenting Author") be available on Med Ed Day to respond intermittently to these comments and questions. If you have any questions about Med Ed Day, abstract review process, or poster judging, contact Erin Brannan (

Cite a Poster

We suggest using the following citation format to cite your poster on your CV or in a publication:

LastName FM. Title of poster. Poster presented at: Medical Education Day at Yale Year; Month Day, Year; New Haven, CT.