Short-term Research Training Program

Short-term Research Training Program

This 8-week program provides mentored research training experiences in patient centered outcomes research (PCOR) and comparative effectiveness research (CER) for medical students or other clinically-oriented doctoral students that have completed their first year of training.
Why CER and PCOR?  With an increasing, ongoing national focus, there is a growing need for training in these areas especially in the earliest stages of clinical training.
Who may apply?  Many applicants have finished their first year of medical school.  Students in other clinical doctorate programs and those that have been admitted to a pre-professional, clinical program are eligible to apply if they are able to meet the requirements of the program.
What else?  Trainees must devote full-time effort (40 hours week) for the duration of the program (June and July).   A stipend is provided; on-campus housing is available.  An RFA for summer 2015 will be available in fall 2014. 

Summer 2014 Trainees

Back row: Matthew Carle (UAB), Michael Gunter (U South Alabama), Ben Carroll (U Mississippi Medical Center)  Front row: Christine Hayden (U Mississippi School of Pharmacy), Jesse Morrison (U Mississippi Medical Center), Sonja Falvey (U Mississippi School of Pharmacy).  Not pictured: Zeb Akers (UAB).

Summer Seminar Series 
Mondays, beginning June 16, from 9-10:30 a.m. in PCAMS

Join us in PCAMS or listen in via a GoToMeeting connection (link) Meeting ID:711-279-229

June 16: Introduction to CER/PCOR Research  (Ken Saag)
June 23: Study Design 101 (Gerald McGwin)
June 30: Information Finding and Evaluation of Literature (Lee Vucovich)
July 7: The Responsible Conduct of Research (Jeffrey Engler)
July 14: Stats 101 (David Redden)
July 21: Community/Stakeholder Engagement  (Monica Baskin)
July 29: Developing your CV/Personal Statement  (Melissa McBrayer)