FMCH 7595

Family Medicine Research


Elisabeth Arendt
Course Coordinator

Curriculum focus: 
Clinical level: 
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    Proposal Request

    Catalog Description:  Study Options:

    • Collaborate with a Family Medicine faculty member on an existing research project for educational credit. Nationally, we are the 4th ranked department of Family Medicine in NIH funding and have a wide variety of research projects in progress at any given time. A clearly defined role will be individualized to the student prior to the start of the elective.
    • Collaborate with a Family Medicine faculty member to write up a clerkships EBM project for publication as a Help Desk Answer in the monthly publication, Evidence Based Practice. Worth 2 credits, for up to 80 hours of work. The actual writing will not all occur during the designated elective time frame and will likely span several months.
    • For a student who has a well developed original research idea, it is possible to take up to 4 credits to work on their project for credit. Additional support may be available for extra weeks, funded through a separate departmental research assistant appointment. Any interested student will need to prepare a detailed written proposal and meet with the course directors to present this idea before registering for the elective.


    Site Code

    Site Name



    Unspecified Site for Academic/Research Purposes

    Site assigned based on project

    Required session attendance:

    Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode:  Schedules vary as dictated by the type of research.  1 credit = a minimum of 40 hours of work

    Direct patient care:  No

    Consent Requirement: Arranged. Please email the course coordinator at to schedule.

    Course Objectives:  The student will:

    • Learn research skills through collaboration with a faculty member of the Department of Family Medicine.
    • Identify parameters and methodological components of family medicine research.
    • Develop Basic Knowledge and skills essential for academic careers in family medicine.
    • Obtain a publication (in the case of the Help Desk Answer option above).

    Graded Components:

    • Clinical assessment by course director

    Grading Scale: P/N


    Allow repetition of course: Repetition allowed up to 2 times

    Limited to Student Type:  No

    Course equivalency:  N/A

    Related curricular experience:

    Secure Exam:

    Course evaluation:  MedHub