MED690N.01 (Reno)
Individual Study/Research in Medical Education

Office of Medical Education

  • Course Name: Individual Study/Research in Medical Education
  • Short Name: MED690N.01 Indp Study Medical Ed
  • Course Number: MED690N.01
  • Location: Reno
  • Department: Office of Medical Education: Reno
  • Type: Non-Clinical
  • Length: 2 - 4 Weeks
  • Preceptor: Jennifer Bennett, MPH - For students participating in Scholarly Concentration in Medical Education; or Timothy Baker, M.D. for all other students

Please contact the Office of Medical Education: Reno to verify elective availability.

Goals/Objectives

  • Participate in or develop a scholarly project that will result in the acquisition of knowledge and skills in medical education.

Description of Rotation

Students develop their own study and research program with the assistance of a faculty member in the Office of Medical Education. Students can elect to do a variety of projects relevant to the educational process and outcomes of medical education. The student will develop a written proposal and approval prior to starting the elective. This will constitute a learning contract and will be a primary determinant of the student's evaluation. Projects may be quite diverse, including, but not limited to a scholarly paper, observational study, survey research, or a comparative study of learning outcomes. Students may participate in on-going medical education research or evaluation projects sponsored by the Office of Medical Education.

Students need to complete and submit a project proposal to their project advisor/mentor and the Office of Medical Education for review, approval and record.

References/Materials

None

Evaluation Method

Evaluation will be dependent on the learning contract and final product developed by the student during the elective.

Grade

  • Honors: An exceptional performance which exceeds all course objectives
  • High Pass: A performance which exceeds most course objectives
  • Pass: A performance which meets the course objectives
  • Fail: A performance which does not meet the course objectives

Special Notes

Can be applied towards Scholarly Concentration in Medical Education.