Research Track Goals
1. Graduates will have the knowledge, attitudes, and skills to be lifelong, self-directed learners.
2. Foster student development of an identity as a physician capable of being involved with and completing research efforts
3. Graduates will acquire the knowledge and skills to successfully complete the components of a research project including:
a. Identification of a health care related scientific questions
b. Participation in data collection and analysis
c. Oral dissemination of scientific information
d. Written dissemination of scientific information
Phase III Goals:
Describe the goals and structure for Phase IV of the Research Track
Gain experience reading and assessing scientific posters and oral
Requirements Phase III
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.
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 for teaching on statistical approaches without charge to Research Track students (look under MSA clinics). Please be sure to identify yourself as a Research Track/MSA student.