Internal Medicine Research Elective
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.
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
Course evaluation: MedHub