Discover USC: Research, Scholarship, Leadership

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Mark your calendar for Discover USC 2020

Discover USC will be held in April 2020 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. This inspiring annual event showcases research, scholarship, leadership and creative projects by undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral scholars and medical scholars representing the entire USC System. More than 1000 presenters are supported by volunteers, reviewers, organizers.
Undergraduate and graduate students, medical scholars and postdocs from all USC campuses and Prisma Health are invited to present their research and scholarly work. Faculty, staff and students are also encouraged to join in by serving as volunteers and reviewers or hosting an outreach table.

Registration for Discover USC 2020 will be announced in early 2020. There are different registration deadlines for presenters, volunteers and reviewers, etc., so be sure to plan accordingly. 

Follow this link to register online and for contact information:

Here's the 2019 Deadline Schedule:
Participant Type
Registration Deadline

All Presenters

Friday, March 8, 2019 

Organizations planning to host an outreach table

Friday, March 29, 2019


Friday, April 5, 2019


Friday, April 5, 2019

Information for Resident/Fellow Poster Presenters

Content of medical scholar poster presentations is up to the presenter. For some competitive awards, medical scholar poster presentations might have to satisfy certain requirements, so please be sure to check and conform to any applicable guidelines.

  • The recommended poster size is four feet high by 3.5 feet wide. These dimensions will allow a good fit on the poster boards.
  • We understand that some presenters might need to re-use their posters at other conferences with different dimension requirements. To accommodate this, presenters may size their posters to fit within our minimum and maximum requirements.
    • Posters must be a minimum of two feet by three feet (oriented horizontally or vertically.
    • The maximum allowable size is four feet by four feet (the outer vertical edge will curl around the display board if the poster is four-feet wide).
  • We recommend that our participating residents and fellows have posters printed at USC Printing Services, 1600 Hampton Street, Suite 120. They are best equipped to handle the volume and sizes of Discover USC posters. USC Printing Services recommends allowing 10 working days production time, so don't delay as faster service may not be an option. Also, USC School of Medicine's Instrument Resource Facility (IRF Printing Guidelines [pdf]) provides poster printing services, but sizes are limited and scheduling is subject to staff availability. 
  • We recommend having posters printed on vinyl or fabric, rather than paper.
Co-branded poster base templates (PowerPoint files)
Below are links to editable PowerPoint poster templates that may be downloaded. The templates include both the Prisma Health logo (and colors) and the USC School of Medicine logo that are appropriate for resident/fellow research posters.

48x36 3-column poster template (PPT) 
48x36 4-column poster template (PPT)
48x36 3-column lightbackground poster template (PPT)