IU School of Medicine

Elective Title: 93ME710 — ENDOCRINE AND METABOLIC RESEARCH

Description:

Students will have the opportunity to work closely with an Endocrinology faculty member who is actively engaged in basic or clinical research. Preparation should include a literature review, so that an area of potential interest can be identified. Students must make contact with Dr. Evans-Molina and the faculty member with whom he or she wishes to work 3 months in advance of the requested elective. This will allow the student and faculty member time to develop a research question that will be addressed during the elective. Electives longer than one month are encouraged. In the design and execution of their project, students will have an opportunity to examine some aspect of endocrinology in a rigorous fashion. Principles of experimental design and the interpretation of data will be stressed. Not all faculty are available each month. Contact the course director for faculty availability in any given month.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Carmella Evans-Molina (cevansmo@iu.edu )

Director: Carmella Evans-Molina, M.D., Ph.D.

Campus: Indianapolis

Location: IUSM - Indianapolis

Other Faculty: Dr. Carr, Dr. Chirgwin, Dr. Considine, Dr. DeGroot, Dr. Econs, Dr. Evans-Molina, Dr. Froehlich, Dr. Guise, Dr. Imel, Dr. Johnston, Dr. Korc, Dr. Liang, Dr. Marrero, Dr. Mather, Dr. Mirmira, Dr. Peacock, Dr. Pratt, Dr. Walsh

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Analyze a topic of interest in endocrinology, including relevant literature and background needed to appropriately frame an experimental question (PBLI1)
  • 2) Test an experimental question (PBLI1)
  • 3) Write a document at the end of rotation summarizing the relevant background, the specific hypothesis to be tested, the methods used to test the hypothesis, and experimental results (ISC5)

Assessment

  • Research Evaluation Form; (Student's initiative, preparation for and contribution to the project, as determined by the supervising faculty member).

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status; Medicine clerkship must be completed.

Availability with Max Students per Month:

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Duty Hours: 40-50

Time Distribution: 90-100% Research; 0-10% Clinical

Elective Type Category: AS - Advanced Science

Notes and Enrollment Information:

This elective may NOT be dropped/added within 30 days of the start of the elective month. Preparation should include a literature review so that an area of potential interest can be identified. Students must make contact with either Dr. Evans-Molina or the faculty member with whom he or she wishes to work 3 months in advance of the elective requested. Electives longer than one month are encouraged.

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None