IU School of Medicine



Individual research projects developed by the student with faculty supervision available in the following areas: Family Planning, Reproductive Biology, Oncology, Endocrinology, Psychosomatic Aspects Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urogynecology, Health Care and Medical Education, Care of High Risk OB Patient, Ultrasound in OB/GYN, and Obstetrical Pharmacokenetics.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Kellie Hindman (kmhindma@indiana.edu)

Director: Brownsyne Tucker-Edmonds, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.

Campus: Indianapolis

Location: IU Health University Hospital, IU Health Methodist Hospital, Eskenazi Health Services (Indianapolis)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Demonstrate the fundamental steps required to design, carry out, analyze, and/or write up a research study (PBLI1)
  • 2) Apply data acquisition and analysis skills (PBLI1)


  • Research Evaluation Form; (Performance in research activity; attendance, level of engagement, ability to perform study tasks, and possibly ability to complete project).

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status; OB/GYN clerkship should be completed

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 30-40

Time Distribution: 90% Research; 10% Lecture/Seminar

Elective Type Category: AS - Advanced Science

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Kellie Hindman (kmhindma@indiana.edu) THIS COURSE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL MATCH PROCESS AND REQUIRES PERMISSION FROM THE COURSE DIRECTOR. This course may be dropped/added within 15 days of the start date. PRIOR PERMISSION OF SPONSOR AND COURSE DIRECTOR REQUIRED To be placed on the waitlist for this course, please contact Kellie Hindman (kmhindma@indiana.edu or 317-948-7438). Vacancies will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None