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Research Block: PGY-1: Week 2

Year 1

Tasks & Assessments


  • Check in with Michelle and Nicole to let us know how you are doing. 
  • Register for and begin to work through the CITI Training.
  • Register and complete the PubMed Essentials class.
  • Watch the 4 short videos (we recommend watching these first).
  • Review the presentation on study types.


  1. Send screenshot of PubMed Essential class to Michelle and Nicole.
  2. Send screenshot of CITI Program registration to Michelle and Nicole.
  3. Send screenshot of MyNCBI saved search to Michelle and Nicole.

CITI Program

The CITI Program is the leading provider of research ethics, compliance, and professional development education. As part of the research block you must complete human research training. When you register you will need to complete the sections by the end of the research block and earn a certificate of completion. There are a number of lessons in this module but most of them are very short. DO NOT wait until the last minute to complete this assignment.

Step by step instructions are below. Give us a yell if you get stuck.

PubMed Essentials Class

For this week we want you to work through a PubMed training class. You'll need to make an account with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. The class is made up of 9 very short video modules (2-3 minutes each) with interactive exercises built into each one so you can explore PubMed at your own pace. We will help you set this up but if you want to try it on your own basic steps are below. 

Go ahead and run through this class in a couple of sittings. When you've completed the class, send us a screen shot of your dashboard (or grade). 

  1. Make an account here: 
  2. Go to the PubMed Essentials Class page and scroll down to the the green Log In button:
  3. Now you should be able to register for the class. 



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