Medicine Grand Rounds FAQ

Who attends MGR?
Students, house staff and faculty typically attend MGR. Please keep your audience in mind. Aim to present what someone needs to know to pass the boards and to take care of a patient. You should limit the presentation of basic science data, if it lacks significant relevance to the clinical topic. Guests, non-medical professionals and industry representatives may also attend.

What is the time limit for MGR presentations?
Please limit your talk to 45 minutes to allow for questions and discussion at the end.

Is MGR live streamed and recorded?
Yes, Medicine Grand Rounds is recorded and live streamed for viewers with a Duke Net ID and password.

What equipment do I need for my presentation?
All of the set up for your presentation and the online streaming will be done for you. You will be given a microphone to wear for the recording. There will be a microphone at the lectern for the audience in the room. Let the chief resident know if you would like to bring your own laptop and if you have any special technical needs, such as video. We will provide a laser pointer for your presentation slides. Please note if you would like to use PowerPoint presenter mode, you will need to bring or borrow a laptop.

Can I bring my own laptop?
Yes, and if you’d like to use PowerPoint presenter mode you will need to use a laptop. Please work with the chief resident in advance to coordinate technology needs.

Need help finding a resident or fellow to present a clinical case?
Contact chief resident, Marc Samsky ( Please remember to circle back to the clinical case at the end of your talk.

Do I need to send my presentation to the chief resident in advance for PHI review?
Yes, please send your presentation to the chief resident at least two days in advance for PHI review.

I would like to bring a patient to my presentation. What do I need to do?
If you are bringing a patient, please notify the chief resident. Your patient will need to sign a consent form to participate in the presentation, video recording and live stream. The communications team will provide the consent form the morning of your presentation.

Who can I contact with additional questions?
Marc Samsky, chief resident at the Durham VA Medical Center,, and Anton Zuiker, communications director,