Most studies will have a research team of two students. Each team will have a preceptor who mentors the team on the project as well as a student research leader. The program administrators provide additional support.
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.
- Undergraduate students desiring a career in healthcare or a related field who have completed at least one academic year at an accredited college or university and are in good academic standing may apply to the program. These students will be expected to dedicate approximately 20 hours per week to the research project.
- 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 lead the student research team 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 20 – 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 title and abstract for their study to be considered for the program to Andrea Maisonneuve or, Gina Bailey by Nov.1, 2017. 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 15.
To apply for Student Research Fellowship Program, applicants must complete and submit the SRFP application by 5 pm on January 31, 2018. 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 Gina Bailey. For more details about the Student Research Fellowship Program, call the IUSM-Fort Wayne office at 260-481-6730 or Gina Bailey, IU School of Medicine, at 260-481-6731. Students will be notified of acceptance into the program by February 28, 2018.
Schedule of Student Meetings and Deadlines
|Application Available||November 20, 2017|
|Application Deadline||January 31, 2018|
|Student Notification of Acceptance||February 28, 2018|
|CITI Training Completion||March 15, 2018|
|Student Notification of Assigned Project||April 15, 2018|
|Orientation||May 29, 2018 9:00 am|
|Preceptor Meeting||Week of June 1, 2018|
|Didactic Lecture- Introduction Project check in||June 4, 2018|
|Didactic Lecture- Methods and Materials / Introduction draft due||June 11, 2018|
|Didactic Lecture/ Methods and Materials draft due||June 18, 2018|
|Midpoint Meeting/ Student Presentations||June 27, 2018|
|Didactic Lecture – Statistical Analysis||July 9, 2018|
|Didactic Lecture- Presentations- Poster and Oral Presentation Guidelines and Tips||July 16, 2018|
|Draft of Abstract, Poster and Paper due for review/revisions||July 18, 2018|
|Revision Meetings||July 19-25|
|Final Draft of Abstracts and Posters due for printing||July 26, 2018|
|Final Project Requirements due- copies of data collection forms, abstracts, papers and posters due to program, preceptors and institutions||August 1, 2018|
|Final Reception||August 1, 2018|