IU School of Medicine

Elective Title: 93YF700 — FAMILY MEDICINE RESEARCH ELECTIVE

Description:

Family Medicine scholarship and research covers a wide spectrum of topics and methods. As such, these options are available for students interested in a research elective: (1) the student will identify a research topic related to cultural competency in the healthcare setting; or (2), the student will identify a research topic concerned with public health and healthcare delivery; or (3), the student will identify a research topic related to his own research interests. For all options, the student will conduct in-depth research with guidance from Family Medicine faculty. The course director and course instructor must approve the proposed research project in advance.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Miranda Benson (bensonmi@iupui.edu)

Director: Scott Renshaw, M.D.

Campus: Indianapolis

Location: IUSM - Indianapolis

Other Faculty: Matt Holley, MD

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Describe the impact of enhanced sensitivity to culture and diversity in patient populations, resulting in more compassionate, efficient healthcare delivery (P2)
  • 2) Describe the impact of increased knowledge of public health issues/concerns in patient populations, resulting in more compassionate, efficient healthcare delivery (PBLI1)
  • 3) Describe the impact of how his particular research interest results in more compassionate, efficient healthcare delivery (SBP2)
  • 4) Explore the literature and research methods Family Medicine investigators use (including research ethics and the Institutional Review Board) (PBLI1)
  • 5) Articulate the theoretical models that those in Family Medicine use to develop their hypothesis and interventions (PBLI1
  • 6) Demonstrate an understanding of evidence-based medicine through collaborating with those in Family Medicine and related areas (PBLI1)

Assessment

  • Professional Development Evaluation Form; (The student will be assessed by the course director by review of the final research project and interactions throughout the month. Assessment will be completed by the course director).

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd Year

Availability with Max Students per Month:

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Duty Hours: 30-40

Time Distribution: 100% Library/Research

Elective Type Category: PD - Professional Development

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Miranda Benson (bensonmi@iupui.edu) Clerkship must be completed

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None