Medical Education Research
The Dean’s Office strongly encourages medical education research that drives continuous program improvement and supports the professional development of teaching faculty. At the same time, we must ensure that (1) such research does not impede or interferes with the DGSOM curriculum or with ongoing research and (2) is vetted for scientific rigor and human subjects protection. Our current policy is that all new medical education research projects require review and approval by the Associate Dean of Medical Student Research and Scholarship. This includes medical education-related research by medical students and by parties unaffiliated with DGSOM. Research proposals must be submitted online to the Office of Educational Research and must include the following information typically provided to the IRB:
Furthermore, the requester must provide statement of support by the chair of the course(s) or clerkship(s) upon which the research activity is based. Scholarship that resulted from program evaluation and improvement efforts are also subject to approval and must be registered. Investigators are encouraged to share findings with students involved in the research.