Student Research Assistantship Program
Let me tell you about an exciting summer opportunity. The opportunity is the Family Medicine Student Research Assistantship Program (R.A.P.). In its 23-year history, 154 medical students have completed and highly rated the program.
R.A.P. may be for you, if you would enjoy working in a clinical setting while learning something about clinically relevant research.
R.A.P. is designed to:
- Improve your ability to read the medical literature
- Increase your ability to think critically based on medical observations experienced in every day practice
- Provide you with an opportunity to present your written report at a professional meeting at no expense to you and/or become published before you graduate.
- Provide you with an opportunity to see family medicine up close and personal by participating directly in a family medicine residency program and clinic. (70% research, 30% clinical care)
You don't have to be a rocket scientist, love rats, or punch a clock.
You will receive a stipend of $2,000 for your eight-week equivalent project by meeting the terms of your written agreement.
- Contact Sharon Tabachnick, Ph.D. for
more details as needed.
- office phone: 448-7574
- email: email@example.com
- Complete and return the attached 2012 application . (Deadline: April 20, 2012.
- The Family Medicine Research Division will select candidates from the completed application by Friday, May 4, 2012.
- Selected candidates' attend the orientation -- Friday, May 18, 2012, 2 - 4 p.m.
- RAP students must sign a written agreement and complete employment/stipend form by Friday, May 18, 2012).
- Each student will be supervised throughout the course of the project according to the nature of the project.
- Students will complete a poster and PowerPoint presentation of their project to students, residents, and faculty the week of August 1st (Annual Research Day).
- Students will receive two stipend payments of $1,000 for work completed under the terms of the signed agreement.
- Students can expect to spend every Wednesday at St. Francis 8 AM to 5 PM where they will receive instruction on different research learning modules and hands-on data entry and statistical analysis
- Students must print out and read the course syllabus
Sharon Tabachnick, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor/RAP Director
1301 Primacy Parkway
Memphis, Tennessee 38119
Phone: (901) 448-5899
Fax: (901) 448-8006