A procedure for making a case presentation in English and sample PowerPoint templates

Are you interested in having your students practice making a case presentation in English? Here you can find a sample teaching procedure for making a case presentation in English and sample PowerPoint templates to share. You can modify them as you like.

Objective: To have students practice making a case presentation in English (approximately 10 minutes) and have them engaged in a Q&A session in English with participants.

Course Procedure: As part of clinical rotations, students select a case related to each specialty, present it in English using slides (10 slides, approximately 10 minutes), and engage in a Q&A session in English.

  1. Steps to follow
    (1) Step 1: Have students select a case from textbooks or other resources.
    (2) Step 2: Have the students prepare slides for the case presentation and write a script for the presentation (using a template).
    (3) Step 3: Have the students present the case in a specialty-specific case presentation session (10-minute presentation + 5-10 minute Q&A ) . Medical staff and other students ask questions and provide feedback to the preseter.
  2. Resources for Preparation:
    Textbook: “100 Cases in Clinical Medicine” by James Pattison, Christopher Kosky, and others
    Publisher: CRC Press; 3rd edition (November 13, 2013)
    ISBN: 9781444174298
  3. Levels for making a case presentation:

(1) Beginner Level: Students select a case from “100 Cases in Medicine.” They use slides to present history, results or images of the examinations, quizzes on diagnosis and treatment options, and engage in Q&A with participants.

(2) Intermediate Level: Students choose a case report published in journals like the New England Journal of Medicine and compile researched information using Harrison and UpToDate onto slides for presentation.

(3) Advanced Level: Students present cases of patients encountered in the Polyclinic, incorporating information gathered from UpToDate and research articles found on PubMed into the slides.

  1. Slide Creation Guidelines:
    (1) Present the title and presenter’s name on the first slide.
    (2) Provide an overall table of contents on the second slide.
    (3) Maintain a consistent slide layout.
    (4) Avoid overloading a single slide with text. Use bullet points instead of full sentences for everything except history.
    (5) Use easily readable English fonts like Times New Roman or Book Antiqua, and avoid Japanese or decorative fonts, flashy colors, or excessive design.
    (6) Utilize figures, photos, graphs, and tables whenever possible.
    (7) Write presentation notes in the slide’s notes section.
    (8) Always cite the source of quoted information.
  2. Presentation tips:
    (1) Practice speaking multiple times to be able to present without relying heavily on the script
    (2) Maintain eye contact.
    (3) Share information in English with physicians and fellow students through Q&A sessions.
  3. Templates:
    These are sample PowerPoint files for case presentations. Use these samples as references to create your case presentation slides. You can modify the templates as you like.

Sample Case Presentation 01: Dizziness
Sample Case Presentation 02: Acute Abdominal Pain
Sample Case Presentation 03: Erythematous Rash and Muscle Weakness