2021-2022 M3/M4 Course Syllabi
Medical Education
COURSE NUMBER:
28 03 62
TITLE:
BASIC & CLIN RESEARCH FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS
Students may work on basic, clinical, or translational research projects during the elective under the direction of faculty who meet the following mentor criteria: 1) University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (UCCOM)/ Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC)/ Medical Student Summer Research Program (MSSRP) physicians or PhD with faculty appointment and will consider other outside mentor with exceptional credentials 2) Multiple publications 3) History of working with trainees on scholarly projects 4) Maintain sufficient external grant funding, if needed to support the research needs of the trainee 5) Preferably grant funding history 6) It is the student’s responsibility to find a mentor who meets the above criteria. 7) Faculty mentor must be approved by the course director. It is the student’s responsibility to find a preceptor/mentor, create a research project, and determine a schedule. All details and communication must be initiated by the student. If the appropriate planning does not occur prior to the start of the rotation, the student could receive a grade of withdrawal (W). Mentor and student should have a well-defined research plan PRIOR to the start of the elective.
PREREQUISITES:
The student must submit the following to Dr. Amy Thompson (thompay@ucmail.uc.edu) for pre-approval to register for this elective. Must be submitted a minimum of 30 days but preferably 60 days prior to expected first day for Dr. Thompson to have time to review. The student must wait to hear from Dr. Thompson to determine if the research proposal and mentor are acceptable prior to registering for the course.

1. Mentor NIH Biosketch

2. Description of your research project which will include aims and outcomes as well as a delineated schedule for your project demonstrating the need for four weeks or eight weeks for completion.
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GENERAL INFORMATION

COURSE YEAR:
M4
CREDIT HOURS:
8
CREDIT WEEKS:
4
DOMESTIC VISITING:
NO
INTERNATIONAL VISITING:
NO
GRADED:
Honors/High Pass/Pass/Fail
COURSE QUALIFICATIONS:
COURSE TYPE:
Research
STATUS:
Full-Time   
OFFERED AS FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME: NO
ALLOWS OVERLAP: YES
COURSE LENGTH:
4 wks
DIRECTOR:
Amy Thompson, MD
SITE(S):
Lab/office of research mentor
MAX ENROLL:
99 
REPORT 1ST DAY:
Student should contact mentor.

INSTRUCTION

LEARNING ACTIVITIES:
  • Conference
  • Research
LEARNING ENVIRONMENT POLICIES:
UCCOM strives to provide medical students with a learning environment that is conducive to their professional growth. All UCCOM and visiting medical students are encouraged to review the Student Handbook with specific attention to the following policies and procedures pertaining to the learning environment:


The Office of Student Affairs and Admissions is available to all UCCOM and visiting medical students to discuss any concerns/questions related to the learning environment. Please call 558-6796 to access faculty/staff that can assist you.

ATTENDANCE AND ABSENCE POLICY

 

Session Attendance for M4 Students

  • Students may miss no more than two days of planned excused absences on a four week rotation without being required to make-up the work, at the discretion of the clerkship/elective/course director or his/her designee.
  • Non-AI Rotations - Per the Student Duty Hours Policy, an average of one day (24 hours) in every seven must be free of clinical responsibilities (including seminars, clinic, rounds, lectures) averaged over a four week period. These days off are assigned by the clerkship director to best align with the site schedule. Students may request to schedule 1 or more of these 4 days for planned absences that fall under 1 of the categories listed below for excused absences during non-AI rotations, in consultation with the course/elective director, who may or may not approve such planned absences.
  • AI Rotations - Per the Student Duty Hours Policy, an average of one day (24 hours) in every seven must be free of clinical responsibilities (including seminars, clinic, rounds, lectures) averaged over a four week period. These days off are assigned by the course director to best align with the site schedule. Students may request to schedule 1 or 2 of these days for planned absences that fall under 1 of the categories listed below for excused absences during AI rotations, in consultation with the course director, who may or may not approve such planned absences. Students must avoid scheduling Step 2 examinations during an Acting Internship.
  • Excused Absences - The following will be considered excused absences:
    • Diagnostic, preventative, and therapeutic health services (e.g. doctor appointments, physical therapy, counselling, etc).
    • Personal illness, accident or a major catastrophic event
    • Death or serious illness of immediate family members. Immediate family members, as defined by UC, are Grandparents, Brother, Sister, Brother-in law, Sister-in-law, Daughter-in-law, Son-in-law, Father, Mother, Mother-in-law, Father-in-law, Step-sister, Step-brother, Step-mother, Step-father, Spouse or domestic partner, Child, Grandchild, legal Guardian or other person who stands in place of parent (in Loco Parentis)
  • Whenever possible, planned absences should be requested a minimum of six weeks in advance of the start of the clerkship/elective/course in which the absence will occur; this enables the clerkship/course/elective to help plan for educational event scheduling (e.g. a known appointment could be scheduled around with enough notice and the student might not have any required coursework to make up). Absences requested less than 1 week prior to the planned absence may not be considered for a possible excused absence unless extenuating circumstances prevented the student from providing timely notification per the policy. Students should first submit their request for a planned absence to the clerkship/elective/course director using the online MSSF. All planned/excused absences for any reason should be documented on the MSSF.
  • The COM abides by the UC Religious Observances and Class Attendance Policy that respects the religious diversity of its students by providing opportunities, where possible, for accommodation in cases where conflicts exist between students’ religious beliefs/practices and educational activities. In clinical settings, such accommodations must honor the primacy of a commitment to patient care and avoid unduly burdening faculty, staff and the general student population involved in the affected educational and/or patient care activity.
  • The following items are explained in detail in the Medical Student Handbook:
    • Excused/unexcused/unplanned absence, religious holidays, jury duty, and make-up work

See Attendance and Absences Policy, Accommodation for Religious Purposes, Medical Student Handbook.




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