Basic and clinical research courses at San Juan Bautista School of Medicine are intended to meet the growing need for medical students in the methods of basic and clinical research, health services research, clinical epidemiology, biostatistics and informatics literacy.
The courses are intended for all medical students and may or may not have any direct experience with research. These courses provide our medical students graduates with the minimum research skills to become independent in their capabilities to understand the dynamics of research.
Research Courses under the Deanship
First year, Introduction to research (117), this is an introduction to research course that presents the basics concept of research. This course is follow with the Community Medicine and Research (173) in the second trimester along with the capstone experience named Integration Seminar that introduce medical students to research concepts and to put together a research proposal that will help them to identify areas they wish to continue researching through the four years of the medical school.
Second year, the students have a continuation with Community Medicine and Research (207) in first semester and Clinical research ((296) in second semester. These courses are designed to allow the medical student to develop further research skills in both community and clinical research problems. The students are encourage to continue the research proposal prepare by themselves in first year. However they may choose to do research in other topics as well previous meetings with the mentors and the dean for research orientation. Appropriate mentors are assigned to the students including but not limiting to San Juan Bautista Basic and Clinical sciences faculty. Mentors form other medical institution can be assigned previous establishment of collaboration.
Fourth year, the students have a formal clerkship in Research (419) in which they start collecting data and using the methodology and analyses methods previously identified in first and second year research courses. These elective can be use to continue their research interests and to prepare and submit articles to peer indexed journals so the students will have at least one publication before their medical school graduation. The San Juan Bautista School of Medicine Research Deanship faculty includes a broad range of faculty members with experience in clinical investigation, clinical epidemiology, health services research, outcomes research, biostatistics, and other related fields.
Summer Program in Research, This basic or clinical science research program is design to gain a fundamental understanding of the subject under investigation. In this type of research students will be able to develop critical thinking and to expand the knowledge on the basic science subject chosen. The students will be under direct supervision of a proctor expert on the chosen field. Students will meet individually with the research director of their preference to discuss the subject to be addressed and the standards to be followed. Upon completion of the summer research program students will be encouraged to continue their investigation.