ELECT ERARE - Radiology Research Elective
ELECTIVE DIRECTOR(S): Horacio D’Agostino, MD PHONE: (318)675-6247/6227
DURATION OF ELECTIVE: 4 Weeks
LOCATION OF ELECTIVE: LSU Health Sciences Center
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 4 MINIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 1
ELECTIVE OFFERED DURING BLOCKS: All Blocks
COURSE CODE: ERARE Must have prior approval before scheduling - please see Moodle for more information
Student(s) will conduct independent research under the supervision of a faculty member in the Department of Radiology.
1. Prior to the beginning of this course, the student will choose a faculty mentor and work with them to develop a research hypothesis in one of the following types of research: clinical, transitional, or basic science. Additionally, they will determine methodology related to their project, including literature review, writing the abstract or manuscript, and where the student will submit their project.
2. By the end of the course, the student will submit and review their project to their mentor a minimum of two times.
3. By the end of the course, the student will compose either an abstract, manuscript, or PowerPoint oral presentation related to their project, revise it with the faculty mentor a minimum of 2 times.
4. By the end of the course, the student will compose an abstract, manuscript, or PowerPoint oral presentation and submit it to one or more of the following: national or regional conference, peer-reviewed journal, Biannual Department of Radiology Research Symposium, an oral presentation for a Departmental meeting (e.g., grand rounds), or an oral presentation to their faculty mentor.
The student will have a checklist to complete each task that must be signed by the faculty mentor. By the end of the 4-week elective, the student must complete the checklist, which includes: meeting with mentor to discuss methodology (1 meeting), presenting literature review findings to mentor (2 meetings), meeting with mentor to refine abstract, manuscript, or oral presentation (2 meetings), and submitting their project to either national or regional conference, peer-reviewed journal, Biannual Department of Radiology Research Symposium, an oral presentation for a Departmental meeting (e.g., grand rounds), or an oral presentation to their faculty mentor.
The course will have a pass/fail designation that will be decided by their mentor. The student will be provided a checklist for objectives #1 - #4 and they must fulfill each objective in order to pass the course.
SPECIFIC DUTIES OF SENIOR STUDENTS
The student will develop a research hypothesis with the assistance of a faculty mentor.
The student will prioritize their time and prioritize their research duties in an efficient manner.
The student will work and communicate with faculty, residents, ancillary staff, and others involved in the research project.
The student will attend all Department of Radiology research presentations and meetings during their 4-week elective.
If using human data, the student must undergo SHIELDS and IRB training and obtain IRB approval for their project well in advance of starting the elective.
The faculty research mentor may assign additional project-specific objectives.
To be determined by the faculty mentor during or prior to the elective.
RESEARCH DISTINCT TRACK
It is important to note that this elective cannot be used for the 8-weeks of independent research time required for the Research Distinct Track. This is not ‘independent’ research time as it is for the fulfillment for academic credit.
HOURS PER WEEK
CONF 2 HRS WARD 0 HRS LAB (If applicable to research) 10 (minimum) to 30 (maximum) HRS LIBRARY 10-20 HRS
OR 0 HRS CLINIC 0 HRS LECTURE 0 HRS READING 10-20 HRS
TOTAL NUMBER OF HOURS PER WEEK: 40 (minimum less excusable absences) to 50 (maximum)