Saturday, 24 of October of 2020

Judge Instructions

The purpose of the MPRC presentation is to give the resident or fellow experience with speaking in front of peers and to provide a forum to meet, share ideas, and network with other professionals.  The MPRC serves as a forum in which to present completed research, research in progress, a unique project, or a case study conducted during the residency/fellowship.  Resident and fellows attending the conference will give platform presentations which will be evaluated by a group of practitioners.  The specific evaluation plan and responsibilities of judges are outlined below.


Judges/Moderators (Blue Form):

Each presentation will be objectively evaluated by at least two individual judges (one will also serve as the session moderator) and a group of practitioners (the audience).  These judges will be selected by the MPRC Planning Committee members and will consist of preceptors attending the conference.  Most preceptors will be asked to judge at least one set of resident presentations and all preceptors are encouraged to judge additional presentations, as a member of the audience if possible.  The evaluation form is used to evaluate specific components of the resident/fellow’s presentation by checking off the level of performance.  Each level of performance is defined on the evaluation form with room for additional comments.


Other Evaluators (Yellow Form):

Other conference attendees are encouraged to provide feedback to presenters.  “Other” evaluators may include peer residents/fellows, MPRC sponsors, preceptors attending the presentation who are not judging or moderating, or preceptors from the presenter’s residency/fellowship site.  Other evaluators will also fill out an evaluation form. These forms will be on colored paper to distinguish from the official judge’s evaluation forms.  They will be available in the presentation rooms or at the Conference Registration desk.


Instructions to all Judges/Evaluators:

  1. Carefully review the evaluation form prior to the presentation you will be evaluating.  If you have any question about the form, please contact a representative at the Registration desk.
  2. All sections on the evaluation form must be evaluated and checked by the judge.  All judges/evaluators are encouraged to be objective and provide constructive feedback when appropriate.  Written comments are encouraged as they are often more instructive than circled or checked scores.
  3. The purpose of the evaluation is primarily to critique the presenter’s style and presentation skills.  If necessary, you may include comments on the project’s merit, however be mindful that this is not the true intention of the evaluation.


Additional Judge Responsibilities:


  1. Evaluation Forms:  The Judge is responsible for collecting all evaluation forms – judge/moderator forms (blue) and other audience evaluation forms (yellow) at the end of each presentation.  Once collected please place them into the corresponding manila file folder.  The Judge is responsible for ensuring that all evaluation forms are collected and returned to the Conference Registration desk at the end of each session.  Do not return evaluation forms directly to the presenter and please ensure that every evaluation form is kept confidential.
  2. Raffle Tickets:  The Judge is responsible for handing out raffle tickets to anyone who completes and turns-in a speaker evaluation form.  Please be sure to follow the instructions the ticket distribution instructions on the judge/moderator instruction sheets located at the head table of each breakout session room.

The ticket recipients are to keep the tickets that read “KEEP THIS COUPON” and place the other tickets in the sand bucket at the back of the presentation room.  There will be a drawing at the end of the conference on Friday.  Participants must be present to win.

Please return completed evaluation forms to the session moderator or the MPRC Registration Desk at the end of the session!
Do not return directly to the presenter.

Please ensure that every evaluation form is kept confidential.