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Elective Title: 02ZI702 — MEDICAL RESEARCH


The student will learn basic medical research principles, research ethics and evidence based medicine.  The course director will pair the students with one or more faculty members and the student will assist the mentor with an ongoing research project based on student interest.  Work may include all facets of medical research including data acquisition, data entry, telephone calls, screening for patients in ongoing research studies and statistical analysis.  On occasion, students might be involved in manuscript preparation, oral presentation and/or poster design and be named as an author.  In addition, students will be asked to attend and participate in departmental research meetings.  Student must complete CITI, or have completed, training as part of this elective. 

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iu.edu)

Director: Luna Wahab, M.D.

Campus: Fort Wayne


Other Faculty:

Learning Objectives

  • 1. Demonstrate appropriate and ethical acquisition of, analysis of and synthesis of research data. (PBLI1)
    2. Critically evaluate current and pertinent literature and apply information gained to the research project. (PBLI1)
    3. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of medical research ethics. (P3)
    4. Summarize and communicate research outcomes effectively both orally and in written form. (ICS5)


  • Research Evaluation Form

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 30

Time Distribution: 100% Laboratory/Scholarly Research

Elective Type Category: AS - Advanced Science Research

Notes and Enrollment Information:

All Fort Wayne electives must go through the Fort Wayne campus coordinator Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iu.edu or (260) 481-0224). 

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None