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Year 2

About the Research Block Rotation

We would like to congratulate you on finishing the first research block. In the first block you learned about how to develop a scientific question and how to use current literature to support your research idea. We also talked about principles of study design, potential bias and errors, and principles of statistical analysis.  At this point all of you are certified in CITI training.  The goal of this block is to focus on further data analysis to prepare your work for presentation, either in form of oral or poster presentation or scientific publication. 

This block is divided into 4 weeks and each week has modules to walk you through valuable training with focus of preparing your work for presentation.  They provide skills on making poster, slide presentation, present in scientific meeting, how to write different types of scientific articles, and instruction on software tools that can assist with designing graphs, tables and facilitating insertion of references.  Similar to block 1, you are expected to finish each module on a timely manner.  At the end of each module please submit the assignment for grading.  It is expected you to achieve grade 70 or more on each assignment.  Total average grade of 75 will be considered as satisfactory grade to pass this block.

About Library Access

Internal Medicine residents of the the Southeast Health Medical Center serve as instructor-credentialed preceptors for ACOM students during the 3rd and 4th curriculum. As such, they received access to library resources in order to better serve in their role as instructors and to ensure continuity between the ACOM students and their curriculum. 

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Research Process

The research process includes these steps:

  • Conceptualization of the research problem
  • Development of the conceptual framework
  • Methods
    • Research design
    • Sample and setting
    • Procedure
    • Data collection
    • Data analysis
  • Results
  • Interpretation of Results
  • Writing the report and publication
  • Application of results into evidence-based practice



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