Research Rotation

The goal of the research rotation is to provide supervised experience in designing, conducting, and/or writing up results of research projects, or in reviewing and synthesizing a body of research literature. Fellows will have a faculty research mentor. The expectation is that the mentor meets with the fellow once a week and is available to respond to questions and critique scholarly products (e.g. drafts of research proposals, IRB applications, manuscripts) in a timely manner. 

Learning Objectives

  • Display understanding of patient care issues in research, including the responsible conduct of research, ethical issues, informed consent, confidentiality, and the need for referral to treatment resources outside the research study, as indicated.
  • Understand principles and processes of stakeholder engagement in research.
  • Display knowledge of study design and research methodology in areas of epidemiology, clinical research and health services, as applicable to the research project.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of biostatistics and/or qualitative methods relevant to the research project.
  • Locate and critically appraise scientific literature to identify gaps in the literature relevant to the research study.
  • Demonstrate the ability to synthesize information and place research findings into the context of existing literature.
  • Attend and evaluate scientific presentations at a relevant professional meeting (e.g., Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, Institute on Psychiatric Services, etc.) for quality and contribution to the scientific literature.
  • Create and sustain effective relationships with research participants, patients, and families.
  • Work effectively with health care professionals (including those from other disciplines), research colleagues, and staff.
  • Display skill in communicating research findings and proposals in writing through manuscripts, IRB applications, poster presentations, and/or grant funding proposals.
  • Display skill in communicating research ideas and findings verbally, including the ability to give research presentations.
  • Demonstrate respect for others, compassion.
  • Demonstrate integrity, accountability, responsible and ethical behavior.
  • Demonstrate understanding of patients/research participants and their illnesses in a sociocultural context, including displaying sensitivity to culture, ethnicity, age, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual minority status, and/or disabilities.
  • Appropriately advocate for quality care of research participants.
  • Display effective team leadership skills, including the ability to triage, prioritize tasks, and delegate work as appropriate.
  • Display openness to supervision; accept constructive criticism.
  • Seek direction when appropriate; demonstrate eagerness to learn.