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.

Program Structure: Most studies will have a research team of two and four students.  Each team will have a preceptor who mentors the team on the project as well as a student research leader. 

Preceptor Requirements:  Researchers in clinical or academic settings are welcome to participate as preceptors in this program.  All researchers are expected to submit a title and abstract for their study to be considered for the program to Brooke HovermanGina Bailey ( by Jan. 30, 2016.  Upon acceptance into the 2016 program, the preceptor will complete CITI training and seek approval for the proposal of the study by the Institutional Review Board by March 31, 2016.   

Student Eligibility:                                                                                                                 

Undergraduate students:  Students desiring a career in healthcare or a related field who have completed at least one academic year at an accredited college or university and are in good academic standing may apply to the program.  These students will be expected to dedicate approximately 20 hours per week to the research project.

Graduate students:  Students who are enrolled in NP, PharmD, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy or PA programs and are in good academic standing are invited to apply to the program.  These students may be expected to spend 20 - 40 hours on their reseach projects. 

Medical Students:  First- and second-year students enrolled in an accredited program (DO or MD) are eligible to apply to this program.  These students will be expected to lead the student research team and should expect to spend approximately 40 hours per week committed to the research project.

Review criteria for selection of student participants 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.

Application Instructions: To be considered for the 2016 Student Research Fellowship Program applicants must complete and submit the SRFP application by 5:00 p.m. on Feb. 12, 2016 by email to

Two (2) letters of recommendation are required.  One letter must be from a faculty member at the school in which you are attending.  Each letter of recommendation should be submitted directly to Gina Bailey, at

Apply now:  SRFP Application

Student Notification                                                                        

Students will be notified of acceptence into the program on or after March 31, 2016.

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



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