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Phase IV


 
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

Requirements Phase IV:​
  1.  ​Students may spend up to 12 weeks (three 4-week rotations) in a full time elective research experience during Phase IV via IDPT 8601 and IDPT 8602.  Grades for 8601 and 8602 will be assigned as Honors/High Pass/Pass/ or Fail for work completed in these courses in addition to the IDPT 8095 (Research Track) Pass/Fail grade.  It is recommended to complete the first four week rotation in the first few months of Phase IV (August or earlier); It is recommended to start the second 4-week rotation at two to three months after the first rotation, Both the first and second rotation should be completed before Dec 1 (preferably before Nov 1) of Phase IV. Students will receive a stipend of $2000 for IDPT 8601 and a stipend of $2,000 for IDPT 8602.  8602 may be taken a second time for an additional 4 weeks of credit and a grade, but there is no stipend for the second 8602 enrollment.
    1. Note: Research Track students may need to complete elective rotations in their mentor’s lab in the Aurora/Denver area during Phase IV.
        1. ​​Course 8601: May-August – goal should be to have first submission of first author paper by the end of this month.
        2. Course 8602: Sept-December (generally 3-4 months after first month)– appropriate for rewriting and resubmission
        3. Course 8602 may be repeated once for credit; however, remember there is no stipend for the second month
        4. Work submissions – Due the last day of the rotation
  2. Attend and present at a national/international meeting in the NAFTA zone (United States, Canada, and Mexico). Students can attend other conferences, but it will not complete the Research Track requirement and may not be supported financially by the track.
  3. Submit a first-author manuscript and evidence of submission Submit by December 1st (NOTE THIS IS DIFFERENT THAN GRADES FOR IDPT 8601 OR IDPT 8602)This is what the students' fall Research Track grades is based on.
  4. All research track students will present at the MSA Capstone presentation in March of graduating year.
  5. Optional – Students present a poster format at the annual campus Student Research Forum—December of Phase IV.
 
Electives
Students may spend up to 12 weeks (three 4-week rotations) in a full time elective research experience during Phase IV. Research Track students may need to complete elective rotations in their mentor's lab in the Aurora/Denver Area during Phase IV.
  • Students will receive grades for these courses in addition to the Research Track grade.
                      • It is recommended that students complete the first four week rotation in the first few months of Phase IV (August or earlier);
                      • It is recommended that students start second 4-week rotation at least three months after the first rotation.
It is recommended that both the first and second rotation should be completed before Dec 1 of Phase IV. You will receive a stipend of $4000 ($2000 per month).  
 
Course IDPT 8601: Recommended: May-August – goal should be to have first submission by the end of this month.
 
Course IDPT 8602: Recommended: Sept-December (generally 3-4 months after first month) – appropriate for rewriting and resubmission.
 
Course IDPT 8602 may be repeated once for credit; however, there is no stipend for the second month.
 
How do you sign up for the elective?
 
  1. Register for the elective through Oasis​
  2. Both electives do require director approval, so you will be placed on a waitlist initially until your form has been reviewed. 
  3. IDPT 8601 is a pre-requisite for IDPT 8602, so you will not be able to register for IDPT 8602 until you have been added to IDPT 8602. 
Travel 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.

Additional Resources:
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
  • Question formulation
  • Search strategy
  • 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.  

Contact:

Basic Science Research   (303-724-2121)
Clinical Research John D Jones Jr  (303-724-2117)  
Global Health
John D Jones Jr  (303-724-2117)  
Humanities & Social Sciences 
Lilian Hoffecker (303-724-2121)

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:
  •  Anschutz Medical Campus, Health Sciences Library 1204,
    • Tuesday through Friday 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m
    • Sun 3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Auraria Campus, First floor of the Auraria Library
    • Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
    • Friday 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
    • Sunday 1:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Online Drop BoxThe Online Drop Box is an asynchronous service whereby students submit a document and receive feedback in about four business days.  CU Anschutz students might be especially interested in our Principles of Scientific Writing handout.  More handouts available on the How-To Guides page.​

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.