For Niagara students, there are several ways to get involved in research:
- Students learn the foundations of quality improvement using their own medical education as the platform for identifying an area for improvement and designing a small scale intervention
- Runs from MF2 until MF4; time commitment is ~2-6 hours/month
- Applied quality improvement and patient safety training
- Students work in interprofessional teams with undergraduate students from Brock University, faculty and other health system staff to assess and improve an area of local healthcare
- Runs from MF5 until the end of clerkship; time commitment ~5-10 hours/month
- PRIME is a pre-requisite for I-EQUIP
- Faculty may supervise our medical students on their research projects. Projects are reviewed by the NRC research team to ensure suitability and feasibility for our students
- Time commitment varies depending on the project
- Project opportunities are advertised on campus and electronically
Independent Student-Led Research
- Student initiated projects are encouraged and are all reviewed by the NHS research teams. Support provided includes ensuring appropriate faculty supervision, research ethics, funding, and project support.
- Students can propose their own research, but must submit a proposal for review and approval by the Research Lead.
- Project funding is available to support up to 3 student-led research projects each year
- These are ongoing projects that span multiple years, which require student investigators from each class to conduct components of the research project
- Case Reports or Case Series
- Student Presentations on Selected Topics at NRC Research Rounds
Students who are already actively involved in research, including work previous to medical school, should declare their activities through the submission of the NRC Research Declaration Form.