NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Osteopathic Medicine Program 81 skills as they conceptualize their research ideas and submit their scholarly manuscripts to peer-reviewed journals. This opportunity includes presenting their research at a national or international meeting. The KPCOM rewards the fellows for their research efforts. The university pays their tuition for years three, four, and five of the fellows’ medical training. This eliminates tuition expense for clinical years, including the fellowship year. Research Elective Courses M1 or M2: COM 9600A (3 credit hours/semester) Course Director: Alison Bested, M.D., FRCPC This course is a research elective that can be taken by first- (in the second half of the year) and second-year KPCOM students who have maintained a good academic standing. Under the supervision of a researchmentor (instructor/research scientist/ faculty member), this course provides the opportunity for the student to develop an original research project or participate in scientific research in a health-related field. This experience will encourage students to publish and/or present their findings. This course allows the student to select an area of interest to learn and/or apply research concepts applicable to that specific area of interest and level of knowledge, as determined by the course instructor (see syllabus). Dependent on the individual student needs and/or the instructor’s area of research, each student who enrolls in this course may have different responsibilities and assignments. Examples of possible projects/experiences may include, but are not limited to, the following options: • Systematic Literature Research Option This course option provides the opportunity for the student to develop an original research project focusing on an applied or theoretical medical construct in a health- related field. • Experiential Research Option T his course option provides the opportunity for the student to participate in an ongoing research study or develop an original research study in a health-related field. M4: COM 9600B Block Rotation (8 credit hours) Course Director: Alison Bested, M.D., FRCPC Under the supervision of a researchmentor (instructor/research scientist/preceptor/faculty member), this elective rotation provides the opportunity for an OMS-IV student to develop an original research project or participate in scientific research in a health-related field. This Pass/Fail rotation allows students to select an area of interest in which to learn and/or apply research concepts applicable to their specific area of interest and level of knowledge as determined by the research mentor. Dependent on the individual student needs and/or the research mentor’s area of research, each student who registers for this rotation may have different responsibilities, assignments, and requirements. Publications and/or presentations that may be generated from this experience are encouraged. COM 9600, 9601, 9602 (3 credit hours each) Course Director: Robin Jacobs, Ph.D., M.S.W., M.P.H., M.S. Under the supervision of a researchmentor (research scientist/ faculty member), COM 9600/9601/9602 provides the student with an opportunity to develop an original research project or participate in scientific research in a health-related field. These Pass/Fail courses allow students to select an area of interest in which to learn and/or apply research concepts applicable to their specific area of interest and level of knowledge as determined by the research mentor. This series of three courses is typically taken consecutively, beginning with COM 9600 in the summer, COM 9601 in the fall, and COM 9602 in the winter semesters. Following completion M1, M2, or M3, a student may take a Gap Research Elective Year to do research. OMS-I and II students must be in good academic standing and get written permission from the associate dean, Preclinical Education. OMS-III students must get written permission from the assistant dean, Osteopathic Clinical Education. KPCOM Student Research Club—Student Osteopathic Association for Research (SOAR) Faculty Advisers: Bindu S. Mayi, M.Sc., Ph.D., and Alison Bested, M.D., FRCPC The mission of the Student Osteopathic Association for Research is to encourage and foster interest in clinical and laboratory research through Nova Southeastern University and other venues. Through informational meetings, campus events, and speakers, SOAR aims to provide information on how to initiate and participate in research and gain a better understanding of its impact on medicine and the lives of medical students. SOAR also promotes connections with physicians and faculty members to initiate not only current, but also future opportunities for student participation in research. Student Research Days KPCOM faculty members contribute to or host several research days throughout the school year at Nova Southeastern University where students and residents have the opportunity to present their research and case studies. These include the following: • KPCOM Office of Graduate Medical Education Scientific Research Case and Experimental Research Poster Competition—Contact: Janet Hamstra, Ed.D. • C ouncil of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP) Research Symposium—Contact KPCOM Student Government • HPD Research Day—Contact: Kathleen Hagen, Ed.D.

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