Request for Research Credits during Clerkship
Research During Clerkship OST 615
What is Research?
- Clinical Research studies are done to answer specific questions about current or new treatments, diagnostic tests, and other clinical issues.
- Basic Science Research is done in laboratories to test specific ideas (a scientific hypothesis) and gain greater understanding of a clinically relevant subject.
- Translational Research is the interface between clinical and basic science research. Patient-oriented research teams work together closely to “translate” basic science more quickly to clinical applications and improved patient care.
- Students are permitted to request up to 12 weeks of clinical clerkship credits to carry out research from the total of 34 weeks of selective/electives.
- Research must involve active participation in a research project that is clinical or laboratory based.
- Patient chart review is an acceptable research project but a literature review based project is not.
1) Student Report on Research
2) Research Mentor Student Evaluation
STEPS TO REQUEST RESEARCH CREDIT DURING CLERKSHIP
After formalizing an agreement with a research mentor, students must request approval of the proposed research project from the Associate Dean of Research & Graduate Studies for enrollment in OST 615 Biomedical Research Clerkship 6-18 credits (4-12 weeks/40 hours per week of research effort is required). Research Clerkships may not be done simultaneously with any other clerkship. Only formal requests to carry out research, which have been approved, will receive clerkship research credit. Any research carried out without prior approval will not receive credit. Use the MSUCOM Research Mentor website to find a research mentor.
1) rovide (>250 words) and describe your role on the research project and how your participation will enhance the project.
2) provide or letter with a description of the project and details regarding the student’s role on the project and the source of funding for the project, if it is funded, and what funds if any, will be received for your participation in the project. This must be sent to J.J. McCormick, Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies (email@example.com).he Research Mentor
3) Student must provide
4) Student must provide5) Students must provide Letter (from the research mentor) if the research involves Human Subjects.
6) Students receive a certificate for completion of this training and must provide an electronic copy to the Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies (J. Justin McCormick /firstname.lastname@example.org).
7) Students must provideApproval Letter (from the research mentor)
9) actually spend on the project?Provide a narrative report of 1-2 paragraphs indicating what you did in qualitative and quantitative terms, e.g., “I examined 250 charts of previous patients that had condition XX and recorded how many of them had a high score on Y, but exhibited a low score on Z, etc.” Indicate the relevance of these findings to the hypothesis that the Investigator is addressing.In the light of your research, what in your opinion is the next step(s) in the research project? How many hours a week did you
10) providehe Research Mentor
1) Did the student actively participate in the research project you assigned him/her?
2) Did they carry out the research in as you expected?
3) Did they put in the hours they had agreed to?
4) Were you satisfied with the student?
5) Based on this experience, are you willing to have other medical students participate in short-term projects with you?
Clerkship Credit is given at the end of the clerkship once the student report and the research mentor evaluation is received and approved.