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Most studies will have a research team of two and four students. Each team will have a preceptor who mentors the team on the project as well as a student research leader.
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 February 28. 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 Feb. 15, 2017. 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 medical office at 260-381-6730 or Gina Bailey, IU School of Medicine, at 260-481-6731. Students will be notified of acceptance into the program by early March.