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 November 16, 2018. 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 February 1, 2019. 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 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 February 28, 2019.
Schedule of Student Meetings and Deadlines
|Application Available||December 1, 2018|
|Application Deadline||February 1, 2019|
|Student Notification of Acceptance||February 28, 2019|
|CITI Training Completion||March 15, 2019|
|Student Notification of Assigned Project||April 15, 2019|
|Orientation||May 28, 2019 9:00 am|
|Preceptor Meeting||Week of May 28, 2019|
|Didactic Lecture- Introduction / Project check in||June 3, 2019|
|Didactic Lecture- Methods and Materials / Introduction draft due||June 10, 2019|
|Didactic Lecture/ Methods and Materials draft due||June 17, 2019|
|Midpoint Meeting/ Student Presentations||June 26, 2019 at 5 pm|
|Didactic Lecture – Statistical Analysis||July 1, 2019|
|Didactic Lecture- Presentations- Poster and Oral Presentation Guidelines and Tips||July 8, 2019|
|Draft of Abstract, Poster and Paper due for review/revisions||July 15, 2019|
|Revision Meetings||July 22-25, 2019|
|Final Draft of Abstracts and Posters due for printing||July 26, 2019 at 12 pm (noon)|
|Final Project Requirements due- copies of data collection forms, abstracts, papers and posters due to program, preceptors and institutions||July 31, 2019|
|Final Reception||July 31, 2019|