Goals and Requirements Phase II
- During the fall of Phase II,
students will attend (mandatory) regularly scheduled meetings of the
Research Track Program. These meetings will be held from 1:15 – 2:24pm.
Topics will include presentations by other students in the program and
discussion of research issues.
- Students will have the
opportunity to present their research plans and findings:
- To peers in the program: In oral
presentation format (10-15 minutes) at the Research Track seminar—either
in the summer between Phase I and II or during fall of Phase II.
PowerPoint slides recommended.
- To campus-wide peers: In poster
format at the annual Health Sciences Center Research Day—December of
- To a national group of peers: In
oral format (5 minutes) at the annual Western
Medical Student Research Forum,
held in Carmel, California—January of Phase II (students will receive funding
for travel and registration to the meeting) **See travel
information for futher information.
To a local group of faculty at an organized
department faculty function: Format will vary depending on your mentor’s
departmental affiliation. Presentations
to departmental faculty/Poster Presentations are required and may occur during
the study period prior to Step 1 examinations.
Sessions at which attendance is required will be so designated in orientation and by calendar invites and/or communicated via e-mail to your UCDenver e-mail account. Otherwise you will be expected to organize your own schedule, with guidance from your mentor.
- During the period from January of Phase I through November of Phase II, students are allowed to miss one required session, only if they notify the research track coordinator and research track director in advance. If student is late to or leaves early from 2 required meetings, the research track director may count this as a missed session.
How will students be graded in the
For full description of grading policy, please
refer to the Phase I Essentials Core General Information.
During phase IV each student is required to travel to a national conference. Use the Phase IV travel check off list to assist with guidelines.
Withdrawing from the Track
If a student is unable to continue with the Research Track, the student must meet with the Research Track Director to review issues and it will only at that time where a decision will be made if the student is to continue with the program. If a decision has been made that the student is to drop the research track program, the student must contact the MSA director to start a plan for a new MSA project. Student’s that transfers from the research track are not eligible to use the project from the research track to meet MSA requirements.
The stipends are supported by a grant or department. During phase I and IV research track students receive two 1-month $2000 stipends.
HEALTH SCIENCE LIBRARY - the Research Track program has librarian who can help with research for the background sections of proposals and with systematic reviews. Librarians can assist with:
Problem identification and focus
Identifying resources for literature review
Organizing and managing citations
Manuscript style requirements
Scouting journals for publication
Research Track students can contact the librarian to schedule a FREE individual consultation. Most consultations are scheduled for an hour and provide training and help in customizing your research strategy for PubMed, Google Scholar, or other resources such as EMBASE (European and international medical journals), Cochrane Library (evidence based systematic reviews), genetic/molecular biology or legal/historical/ethics resources. After the initial consultation librarians are available via email, phone or in person for follow up.
Public Health & Epidemiology Ben Harnke (303-724-2146)
Students can also contact the Library via the Ask Us! link on the Library’s homepage. Please provide information on your research topic or identify your thematic area as part of your Ask Us! request.
The campus writing center is an excellent resource to help you with your rough and final draft papers. The writing center is available as follows:
Biostatistical support - The Research Consulting Laboratory is available without charge to Research Track students. The RCL can help with study design, power & sample size calculations, data analysis and interpretation. You can make an appt. by calling 303-724-4619, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to identify yourself as a Research Track/MSA student.