MedPhys Slam is a research communication competition for student, resident, and junior members of the AAPM in which participants prepare a three-minute presentation aimed at sharing the significance of their science to the general public in a compelling and coherent manner. Researchers spend their days investigating every minutia of their topics, but to engage investors, employers, and the general public, the importance of their research must be understood by more than just the scientific community. It’s all in the art of communication, and this is what MedPhys Slam aims to foster in the medical physics community.
The preliminary competitions took place at the local chapter meetings throughout the year, and those winners will participate in the final competition at the AAPM 2019 Annual Meeting. The rules are simple: participants have three minutes to present their research using a maximum of three PowerPoint slides. Participants will be judged on two equally weighted categories, comprehension/content and communication/engagement. Not only will this be of interest to those within medical physics, it can be expanded as an AAPM media initiative aimed at communicating what we do to the public.
1. Develop the ability to communicate research objectives and results to a general audience.
2. Develop confidence and conciseness in presentation skills.
3. Learn to incorporate creativity into science.
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