Graduate and medical students will work independently on their research topics under the advisement and direction of preceptors and research staff. Additionally, SERF administrators will provide additional support for students.
Opportunities will be available for students to mentor undergraduate students through a six-week program designed for undergraduate students interested in research.
Review criteria for selection of student participants include strong academic records, personal achievement and integrity, research skills and experience, and/or recommendations from scholastic advisors.
- First- and second-year medical students enrolled in an accredited program (DO or MD) are eligible to apply to this program. These students will be expected to work independently and should expect to spend approximately 40 hours per week committed to the research project.
- Graduate students: Students who are enrolled in NP, PharmD, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy or PA programs and are in good academic standing are invited to apply to the program. These students may be expected to spend approximately 40 hours on their research projects.
Each student is expected to attend a series of meetings, held to provide research fellows with additional information on the preparation of abstracts, manuscripts and data analysis. The meetings serve as a forum to present preliminary data and to become acquainted with other students and mentors. In order to receive a completion certificate, students must prepare and submit a project abstract, poster and a research paper evaluated and approved by his/her preceptor.
Researchers in clinical or academic settings are welcome to participate as preceptors in this program. All researchers are expected to submit a study proposal form for their study to be considered for the program to SERF by December 18, 2019. Upon acceptance into the program, the preceptor will complete CITI training and seek approval for the proposal of the study by the Institutional Review Board by May 1.
To apply for Student Education and Research Fellowship Program, applicants must complete and submit the SERF application by 5 pm on January 31, 2020. Two (2) letters of recommendation are required. One letter must be from a faculty member at the school in which the applicant is attending. The application form should be completed online and each letter of recommendation must be submitted directly to SERF. For more details about the Student Research Fellowship Program, call the IUSM-Fort Wayne office at 260-481-6730 or Luna Wahab, IU School of Medicine, at 260-481-6735. Students will be notified of acceptance into the program by March 6, 2020.
Schedule of Student Meetings and Deadlines
|Application Available||December 1, 2019|
|Application Deadline||January 31, 2020|
|Student Notification of Acceptance||March 6, 2020|
|Student Notification of Assigned Project||April 30, 2020|
|CITI Training Completion||May 18, 2020|
|Orientation||May 21, 2020 9:00 am|
|Preceptor Meeting||Week of May 26, 2020|
|Didactic Lecture- Introduction / Project check in||June 1, 2020|
|Didactic Lecture- Methods and Materials / Introduction draft due||June 8, 2020|
|Didactic Lecture/ Methods and Materials draft due||June 15, 2020|
|Midpoint Meeting/ Student Presentations||June 24, 2020 at 5 pm|
|Didactic Lecture – Statistical Analysis||June 29, 2020|
|Didactic Lecture- Presentations- Poster and Oral Presentation Guidelines and Tips||July 6, 2020|
|Draft of Abstract, Poster and Paper due for review/revisions||July 10, 2020|
|Revision Meetings||July 13-14, 2020|
|Final Draft of Abstracts and Posters due for printing||July 20, 2020 12:00 Noon|
|Final Project Requirements due- copies of data collection forms, abstracts, papers and posters due to program, preceptors and institutions||July 28, 2020|
|Final Reception||July 28, 2020|