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Clinical Research Track Objectives

The following specific objectives are achieved by completing required coursework in the relevant degree programs at the School of Public Health, attending and participating in GIM fellowship conferences, completing coursework in the School of Medicine, including the Course on Research Ethics, and individual work with a mentor.

Specific Objectives

  • To have an in-depth working knowledge of one or more of the following: epidemiological methodology, biostatistical principles, health information systems, health policy, health services research, health behaviors, disease prevention and health promotion.
  • To understand the key concepts in the responsible conduct of research and be able to conduct research that conforms to the highest standards for the protection of human research subjects.
  • To be able to critically appraise the medical scientific literature, including the methodology of published and proposed investigations.
  • To be able to independently formulate a research question, as well as be able to design and conduct a study to address that question.
  • To be able to present and publish the results of one’s scholarly work.
  • To identify a focus for future research and scholarly work, and to develop special expertise in the corresponding clinical domain and/or research methods.
  • To enhance clinical knowledge, skills and judgment in primary care ambulatory practice, consultative medicine and hospital medicine.
  • To be able to write a grant proposal according to the guidelines of the NIH or other potential funding agencies.