Fort Wayne

Research Education for College Students (RECS)

Research Education for College Students (RECS) provides a comprehensive understanding of medical research components, methodology, applications and ethics to undergraduate students. This six-week program is comprised of in-person lectures and small group activities that correlate with the program objectives.

Upon completion of the RECS program, participants will have:

  1. An increased knowledge of medical research
  2. An increased knowledge on the importance of regulations regarding research
  3. The ability to identify and evaluate the components of a research manuscript
  4. An understanding of research methodologies and applications
  5. The ability to review data and determine the clinical significance of derived data
  6. An understanding of the practice of evidence-based medicine and the impact of clinical research on patient care

Program Structure

Sessions for the RECS program are held every Wednesday morning from 9 am – 12 pm (noon) beginning on June 17 and ending on July 22. It is mandatory for participants to attend all sessions.  This program does not provide college credit hours for participation and is free to enroll. Participants will receive a certificate at the completion of the program.  All participants are invited to attend the research reception on Tuesday, July 28.

Program Requirements

Applications for the RECS program will be available December 1, 2019 through February 14, 2020 at 5 pm. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.25 and have completed at least six credit hours of undergraduate sciences courses. This program accepts approximately 20 students per year.