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, Ph.D., 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.


  • 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.



Evaluation Method

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


  • 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.