Research Track Overall
- Students are expected to spend a minimum of ½ day per week (generally Wednesday afternoons) through the remainder of Phase I and for August through January of Phase II.
Summer Between Phase I and during Phase II
- Students will spend eight weeks in a full time summer research experience between Phases I and II. Students will receive a stipend of $4000 ($2000 on July 1 and $2000 on July 31).
- Students will attend regularly scheduled meetings of the Research Track Program. These meetings will be held from 1:15-2:45 pm. Topics will include presentations by other students in the program and discussion of issues in Research Ethics.
- Students will present to peers in the program: In oral presentation format (10-15 minutes) at the Research Track meetings.
- Students will present at the annual campus Student Research Forum - December of phase II.
- Students will present to a national group of peers: In oral or poster format (5 minutes) at the annual Western Medical Student Research Forum, held in Carmel, California—January of Phase II (students will receive a stipend to help support travel and registration to the meeting)
- To a local group of faculty: format will vary depending on student's mentor's departmental affiliation.
- Students will act as a judge for the other student's research presentations at the annual campus Student Research Forum held in December.
- Students have the option of spending up to 12 weeks in a full time research experience during Phase IV. It is recommended that at least the first eight weeks should be completed before Dec 1 of Phase IV. Students will receive a stipend of $4000 ($2000 per month).
- Students will present to a national audience; students are expected to submit an abstract to a national meeting. Presentation format will vary.
- A primary requirement for all Research Track participants is the submission of a manuscript to a peer-reviewed journal for possible publication. The manuscript submission must be submitted by Dec 1st of Phase IV.
- Completion of the Research Track requirements fulfills the Mentored Scholarly Activity requirement of the School of Medicine.