MED 7540

Internal Medicine Research Elective


Julie Pierce
Course Coordinator

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    Catalog Description:  Academic credit (1 credit per week "non-hands-on") will be awarded for satisfactory completion of a research project at the University of Minnesota Medical Center or one of our affiliate sites within the Department of Medicine. Year 3 and 4 medical students can take up to 12 weeks of research credit total throughout their 3rd and 4th year, although the preferred total amount of time is 8 weeks or less. If more than 8 weeks of credit are requested, both the advisor and the Director of Integrated Education - Clinical must approve. The student must have a research mentor prearranged, submit a short (limited to several paragraphs in length) description of the research through the application; and must have signature of the mentor at least 6 weeks in advance of taking the course. No retroactive credit will be approved.

    Sites:  UMN

    Required session attendance:

    Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode:  Varies depending on project

    Direct patient care:  No

    Consent Requirement (arranged or open to student scheduling):  Arranged--must contact course director/coordinator

    Course Objectives:  To successfully participate in a special research project, including how to appropriately test a specific hypothesis for a medically related question.

    Graded Components:  Assessment of the project the student is working on by the student's research mentor

    Grading Scale:  P/N


    Allow repetition of course:  Allow up to 2 repetition(s) totalling up to 16.0 credit(s).

    Limited to Student Type:  No

    Course equivalency:  None

    Related curricular experience:  None

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    Course evaluation: MedHub