Indiana University

MAHE - IUSM-FW Student Research Program

The Student Research Fellowship Program is a structured program developed to provide students with basic research skills and practical experience in conducting research independently. Students gain valuable experience assessing the validity of current clinical practice standards. Research methods and data analysis strategies are emphasized.

Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students in good academic standing desiring a career in healthcare or related field may apply. First- and second-year medical students are eligible to apply to this program. Additionally, positions are reserved for advanced degree nursing, pharmacy, law, physician assistant and social science students. Review criteria for selection include strong academic records, personal achievement and integrity, research skills and experience, and/or recommendations from scholastic advisors. 

Program components: This comprehensive program is comprised of an academic component as well as a practical component. The students will be required to successfully complete the required modules on research based on their academic level.  Sponsors/Preceptors will be encouraged to participate in the recruitment of students and to provide students with guidance and workspace.  As a part of the practical component of the program, students will be expected to lead data collection, analysis and report preparation for research projects developed by the Preceptors.

Progress milestones: Each student will be expected to attend a series of meetings.  The purpose of these meetings is to provide research fellows with additional information on the preparation of abstracts, manuscripts, and data analysis.  The meetings serve as a forum to present preliminary data and to become acquainted with other students and mentors.

In order to receive a completion certificate, students must prepare and submit a project abstract, poster, and a research paper evaluated and approved by his/her preceptor.

For additional information about the Student Research Fellowship Program, please contact Gina Bailey from IU School of Medicine at (260)481-6731 or