MSU CHM - Flint Campus

Looking to submit in this year's forum? Submitters should start by viewing the submission guidelines as well as the sample abstracts. These will help you during the construction of your own abstract. For additional help, look at the abstracts submitted last year.

Once your abstract is complete, download and print a copy of the submission instructions. Make sure you understand the new submission process before you begin.

After submitting your abstract and adding the additional authors, print a copy of your abstract and take it to your program director. They must approve the abstract for submission into the forum. Your institution may also require a faculty members signature. Once they have signed your abstract take it to the institution's Research Director for approval. It should be taken to the Research Director of the institution where the MAJORITY of the research took place. They can also help you if you have any questions along the way.

Please review the oral presentation schedule for 2016 here.

To be included in the Forum, all abstracts must be approved according to the process established at your institution.

This year’s MSU-FAME Research Forum is going virtual!

As we all work together to defeat COVID-19, we still want to give everyone an opportunity to present research projects and receive supportive, constructive feedback. To maintain appropriate social distancing, all submitted projects are to be in the form of an electronic poster. All submitters will receive educational feedback from our judges. Although not mandatory, you all are strongly encouraged to participate in the revised version of this year's Research Forum. This is an excellent opportunity to complete the projects you started and further your knowledge and experience in scholarly activity. Below is the timeline for your information:

April 30, 2020 – All posters are to be submitted to Research Forum by emailing

May 18, 2020 – Judges submit complete feedback information to Research Forum Committee

May 22, 2020 – Feedback information provided to authors of presentations



The MSUFAME Community Research Forum is a collaborative event sponsored by Ascension Genesys, Hurley Medical Center, McLaren - Flint, and Michigan State University Flint Area Medical Education.

This annual event includes, on an average, more than 150 oral and poster presentations of original research conducted by teaching faculty, resident physicians, medical students, nurses, and other health professionals. Various medical disciplines are represented such as Anesthesia, Behavioral Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Oncology, Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatrics, and Trauma.

We would like to thank all of you that helped make the 2019 Community Research Forum possible.

We would also like to congratulate all of the winners of the 2019 awards.

At Michigan State University Flint Area Medical Education, we encourage you to actively participate in research to improve your clinical knowledge, skills, and techniques for diagnosis and treatment as well as the health of the community.

Join us for our community research forum! The annual research forum is a collaborative event sponsored by Michigan State University Flint Area Medical Education and our three partnering medical centers: Ascension Genesys, Hurley Medical Center, and McLaren Regional Medical Center. Over 150 oral and poster presentations of original research are submitted from teaching faculty, fellows, resident physicians, medical students, nurses, and other health professionals at this event each year. Read more...

New Combined IRB Application coming soon! Recently, we have developed a Tri-Hospital Consortium for the purpose of establishing a combined IRB application to be used as the portal process for researchers who intend to do projects at all three of the Flint-area hospitals.