All coursework and scholarly work (except the online Fundamentals of Research and Scholarship and the Clinical Research Methods course) takes place at the Indianapolis campus. Prior to acceptance, non-Indianapolis based applicants must sign an agreement form stating that they will attend the required Immersion in Clinical and Patient-Oriented Research in-person sessions in Indianapolis.
Curriculum and Timeline
The majority of activities, including participation in IMPRS, will occur between the first and second years of medical school and serve as a launching pad for the Scholarly Concentration in Biomedical Research. For more information on IMPRS, please contact Anne Nguyen, IMPRS program director. Students will attend a series of discussions to help them become successful in the field of biomedical research. Topics include the scientific method, study design, biostatistics, and research ethics. Students will complete training in the responsible conduct of research and work on a scholarly project at the Indianapolis campus as part of the longitudinal experience.