We believe strongly in supporting students’ interests in conducting research during training.
Our faculty will teach you the fundamentals of conducting scientific investigations in the field of orthopaedics and provide you with the skills you need to excel as a researcher.
During this four-week rotation students will have the opportunity to work on a research project. This project may take place at the Kenneth A. Krackow, MD, Orthopaedic Research Lab or in one the affiliated hospitals. Projects must be determined and clearly outlined prior to attending this session. A completed Orthopaedic Research Project Outline with all required signatures and IRB approval, if appropriate, are required.
The goal for this four-week fourth-year medical student elective is to teach the student how to approach a research topic, how to conduct that research and how to prepare information gained for publication. In addition to working on their own project, students will be exposed to a wide range of projects taking place in the lab or the hospital setting. They will be expected to attend Grand Rounds conference as well as monthly lab/clinical meetings. If appropriate, they may present their project at the lab or clinical research meeting. Completed projects will be considered for publication and/or poster presentation.
Prior to registering for a research elective, students will need to meet with Dr. Milling regarding project and work with the department to find a faculty mentor. Students should discuss project ideas with their mentor and provide a short description of the research they would like to conduct during the elective. Students will then take this description to the department chair and/or course director for approval. After obtaining approval, students will complete a drop/add form, working with the appropriate department/course coordinators and send the completed form to the registrar in order to register for the research elective.
Students must contact the course coordinator prior to registering.
Prerequisites: MS3 or MS4