MEDI 8127 Scholarly Activities (Pre-Clerkship Course)
The goal of this summer directed study course is to immerse students in a rich, mentored scholarly research environment, from writing the proposal, via collecting data, to disseminating results. We anticipate that at any given point in time students may enter the Scholarly Activities- Pre-Clerkship course at one of three possible stages in the scholarly process: developing a new project; continuing work on an ongoing project; or completing a project. All other enrollment in this course is contingent on approval from Assistant Dean of Education, Pre-Clerkship and Associate Dean of Clinical and Translation Research, the completed and approved Scholarly Activities Pre-Clerkship Agreement, and meeting of all prerequisite criteria.
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- Successful completion of MS1 Pre-Clerkship modules
- Students must submit their completed application for this course by March 15th to be registered for the summer course.
Applications for MEDI 8127 are due by March 25th prior to the proposed starting summer session
Start Date: First day of Summer Session listed as per the UTRGV SOM Academic Calendar
End Date: Last official day of Summer Session as per the UTRGV SOM Academic Calendar
This is a Pass/Fail course. In order to pass, each student must have satisfied the below deliverables before the end of the course:
- Report on your Research Project. This can be either:
- A minimum 3-Page write-up describing the research project. Ideally, this write-up will include an Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion
- A scientific poster of the project. Poster should be 36” tall and 48” wide.
- Presentation of your data in the form of a poster, formal presentation, informal presentation (i.e. lab meeting) or seminar presentation.
- Attendance Verification. You are expected to attend all scheduled activities as agreed with your mentor. The mentor will sign an attestation as part of your final grade.
Course Application Package:
In order to apply for the MEDI 8127 Course, a complete application must be submitted by March 15th. A complete application consists of the following:
- Student Application Form: Adequate description of the proposed research project, including confirmation that proper training and approvals have already been established
- Mentor Agreement Form: Approval from a UTRGV Faculty Mentor that the project will be completed under their supervision
Questions about MEDI 8127 and the UTRGV School of Medicine Scholarly Activities should be directed to the co-course directors:
Dr. Kelsey Baker
Dr. Timothy Loy
- Apply for MEDI 8127
- Tips for Finding a UTRGV Faculty Mentor
- Funding for Student Research
- Details for Final Course Report