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This program will be in its 15th annual cycle during Summer 2002 and is
designed to attract students to various fields of clinical research.

Students also gain valuable experience assessing validity of current
clinical practice standards in a discipline. Research methods and data
analysis aSTUDENT RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
This program will be in its 15th annual cycle during Summer 2002 and is
designed to attract students to various fields of clinical research.

Students also gain valuable experience assessing validity of current
clinical practice standards in a discipline. Research methods and data
analysis are emphasized.


Target audience: First and second-year medical students will be eligible
for summer fellowships. Some undergraduate pre medical students as well as
graduate students will be eligible (depending on availability of funding and
mentors). Additionally, one to four positions are reserved for first or
second year law students and one to three for advanced degree nursing
students.


Program components: Student applicants will complete a research fellowship
application form. Specific sponsors or preceptors will be identified for
qualified students as funding becomes available. Attempts will be made to
place a research student in an area of personal interest. Review criteria
for selection include strong student academic records, personal achievement
and integrity, research skills and experience, and recommendations from
scholastic advisors. Sponsors/preceptors will be encouraged to participate
in the recruitment of students and will provide students with guidance and
workspace during the summer. Students are expected to consider the program
as their full-time summer employment. Structured academic training programs
and clinical observation beyond the specific project (provided by the
mentor(s)) will also be encouraged.


Stipend: Each student will receive a stipend of $766.66 per three-week
period for a maximum award of $2300 over a nine-week program.


Progress milestones: Each student will be requested to attend a series of
dinner meetings at three-week intervals. The purpose of these programs is
to provide research fellows with additional information on abstract
preparation, poster preparation, manuscript preparation, and data analysis.

The dinner meetings serve as a forum to present preliminary data and to
become acquainted with other students and mentors. Each student will be
expected to deliver a brief verbal report at each meeting.


At the conclusion of the summer program, a student must prepare a meeting
abstract, research poster, and research manuscript evaluated by his/her
preceptor in order to receive final stipend payment. If performance
evaluation at the conclusion of the program is desired, a written evaluation
by each preceptor can be prepared. These evaluation summaries can be
forwarded (if a student requests them) to their respective campus academic
advisors.


Midwest Alliance for Health Education
and
Indiana University School of Medicine-
Fort Wayne Center for Medical Education
For more information, contact Meg Mettler at the Fort Wayne Center for
Medical Education.


Meg Mettler
Fort Wayne Center for Medical Education
2101 Coliseum Blvd, East
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
(219) 481-6835
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METHODIST RESEARCH INSTITUTE
A Subsidiary of Clarian Health Partners, Inc.


2002 Summer Student Research Program
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The Summer Student Research Program is managed through the Methodist
Research Institute at Clarian Health Partners, Inc. This program is
designed to pair students in the sciences with biomedical researchers for a
12-week period from May through August. Not only does this program assist
students in gaining hands-on research experience, this opportunity assists
the researchers at the Methodist Research Institute in completing a variety
of innovative projects that may not otherwise be accomplished without
student assistance.


Research projects cover a wide variety of areas, including graft failure in
heart and kidney transplantation; surgical treatment of intracranial
aneurysms; cryopreservation techniques for human platelet banking; diagnosis
of pelvic floor prolapse; and the role of secretory phospholipase A2 in
angiogenesis. Each year offers a variety of new studies and challenges.


Clarian researchers and clinicians benefit as well. Summer students assist
with the design of studies. Student research assistants are also involved
in collecting and analyzing data. These tasks are invaluable in assisting
Clarian’s research project managers.


PROGRAM GOAL
To provide a variety of students in the sciences and medical students an
opportunity to develop their biomedical research skills through a hands-on
experience at a major medical research faculty.


INSTITUTIONAL OBJECTIVES
The program will:
1.Assist by providing resources for a hands-on research experience for
students completing advanced studies in the sciences.


2.Provide assistance to clinicians and scientists in carrying out
innovative research ideas and projects.


PARTICIPANT OBJECTIVES
Each program participant will:
1.Design and implement a biomedical research study.

2.Analyze research data that is collected during the study.

3.Prepare a written report summarizing their summer research project.

4.Prepare and give an oral presentation summarizing their summer
research.

5.Know how to prepare a manuscript following guidelines for submission
to a peer-reviewed journal.


ADMINISTRATION OF THE PROGRAM
Administration of the summer program begins with identifying preceptors and
possible summer research projects. Students interested in applying to the
program are asked to review their research goals and to list possible summer
projects that would be of interest to them personally. Preliminary inquiry
and application to the program are made through the program coordinator.

The program coordinator and the program director work together to screen
applicants. Select students will be identified and matched with preceptors,
who will contact students for interviews. Persons chosen for the program
must make a commitment to the program for 12 weeks.


Once all applications have been received, applicants are matched, based on
interests and experience, with preceptor(s) participating in the program.

The preceptor(s) will arrange an interview with the applicant(s). Students
chosen to participate in the program are recommended for hire to Clarian
Human Resources. Prior to beginning employment at Clarian, participants
must complete a physical examination provided through the Clarian Employee
Occupational Health Service.


Keeping in mind that a 12-week commitment must be made to the program,
students will begin the program on Monday, May 20. Other program
requirements include: attending Clarian and program orientation; attending a
lecture series; working 40 hours per week (excluding Memorial Day and the
Fourth of July); preparing a written review of the summer research project;
and giving a short (generally 10-15 minute) oral presentation of your
research. Presentation Day is scheduled for August 9.


PROGRAM EVALUATION
Programmatic evaluation is conducted by summarizing the number of students
participating in the program and measuring program objectives against
program outcomes. Upon completion of the program, each summer participant
is asked to complete a program evaluation form addressing the strengths and
weaknesses of the program. Participant evaluations are reviewed and
summarized to identify program areas needing change or enhancement.


2002 SUMMER EMPLOYMENT
SUMMER STUDENT RESEARCH PROGRAM
Methodist Research Institute
Clarian Health Partners, Inc.

Indianapolis, IN
WHO:SCIENCE AND MEDICAL STUDENTS WITH AN INTEREST IN MEDICAL
RESEARCH
* Graduate Students
* Upper-Class Undergraduates
* Medical Students
WHAT:SUMMER STUDENT RESEARCH PROGRAM
The Summer Student Research Program with the Methodist
Research Institute at Clarian Health provides talented students an
opportunity to participate in scientific research through summer employment.

Each student is teamed with a physician, clinician, or researcher who serves
as a preceptor. The program provides an excellent and rare hands-on
opportunity for students to learn while working alongside an accomplished
mentor at a major medical center. Medical ethics, research methodology, and
writing and presenting research reports are topics covered in the lecture
series. At the culmination of the 12-week internship, all students are
required to prepare a written paper and give an oral presentation
summarizing their summer accomplishments.


WHEN:SUMMER 2002
A 12-week commitment is required and students will be paid
at an hourly rate. Starting date is May 20.


WHERE: METHODIST RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF CLARIAN HEALTH PARTNERS, INC.,
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA
For additional questions and application forms please contact:
Methodist Research Institute
(317) 962-8765
or
E-MAIL emailprotected
APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED NOW THROUGH February 15, 2002
Methodist Research Institute
2002 Summer Student Research Program
MINIMUM STUDENT QUALIFICATIONS
1.Science majors and medical students who have completed at least 60*
semester hours (or the equivalent) of college course work and are enrolled
full-time at a college/university at the time of application.

2.Cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or
equivalent).

3.A commitment to work 40 hours per week for 12 consecutive weeks.

4.Submit all required application materials no later than February 15,
2002.


*NOTE: In most instances, completion of 60 semester hours would
constitute junior standing at their respective universities.


Application and additional information
http://www.mc.Vanderbilt.Edu/centers/drtc/training.html
Student Research Training Program
Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
707 Preston Research Building
2220 Pierce Avenue
Nashville, TN 37232-6303
Phone: 615-936-1642
Fax: 615-936-1667.

E-mail: emailprotected
NIH Cochlear research due Jan. 15, 2002
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