The 3-minute emergency medicine medical student presentation: a variation on a theme

Acad Emerg Med. 2008 Jul;15(7):683-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2008.00145.x.


Oral presentations are a critical element in the communication of medical knowledge between students and faculty, but in most locations, the amount of time spent on teaching the oral presentation is minimal. Furthermore, the standard oral presentation does not work well within the emergency medicine (EM) setting, due to time constraints and the different principles that make EM a unique specialty. This article provides a suggested approach on how to educate students on optimal oral presentations in EM, as well as providing a link to an online guide instructing medical students how to give oral presentations.

MeSH terms

  • Education, Medical / methods*
  • Emergency Medicine / education*
  • Humans
  • Time Factors
  • Verbal Behavior*