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Osteopathic Medical Students and Fellows

Clinician Researcher Development Program for Graduate Students

The SRI is now accepting applications for Summer 2014

The Clinician Researcher Development Program (CRDP) is a great opportunity for graduate
students in a healthcare discipline to discover first-hand the broad spectrum of research activities being performed at the SRI.

The program is designed to give students a meaningful experience in the scientific method, from formulation of a research question to the presentation of the study’s outcomes. Every effort is made to assign each participant to a faculty mentor whose research is of interest to that student.

The SRI offers the following CRDP programs

  • Summer Research Experience: Two-month research experience beginning late May or early June and ending mid July. Application due Feb 3

Benefits

  • Stipend: When funding is available, students will receive a stipend for their participation in the program.
  • Academic/Elective Credit: When available, the SRI will work with your University/College to fulfill academic program research/scholarship requirements.
  • Enhance your credentials for application to advanced professional training programs, internships, residencies, and fellowships.
  • Develop a strong network associations to maintain a career in clinical research.
  • Increase your ability to enter a career in clinical research. Enhance appreciation of evidence-based practices.

Program Requirements

  • Research Hours: Students selected for a Summer Experience are expected to pursue their training full-time, approximately 40 hours/week.
  • Mentorship/Team Meetings: Students are expected to meet with their mentor and attend meetings as required by their SRI Scientist.
  • Protecting Human Subject Research Participants and Financial Conflict of Interest: Students selected for participation in clinical research projects and/or projects involving human subjects must complete the NIH Office of Extramural Research web training programs Protecting Human Research Participants and Financial Conflict of Interest.
  • Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Symposium (IBRS): Each year in the fall the SRI hosts an annual research symposium. All CRDP students are expected to submit an abstract to the symposium for either an oral or poster presentation.
  • Research Experience Reflection: A short reflection of the lessons learned and the impact the experience has had on your future career goals.

Eligibility

Although previous research experience is not necessary, Applicants must possess or demonstrate the following criteria to be eligible

  • Strong interest in a career as a physician or allied health professional focused on whole body healthcare based on attention to the mind, body, and spirit of their future patients or a strong interest in a career that directly contributes to clinical research activities (i.e. computer technology, engineering, and psychology).
  • Strong interest in science and the scientific method.
  • Community service/leadership experience.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written, and technological).
  • Excellent work ethic.
  • Strong academic record.
  • Broad-yet critically-minded.
  • Demonstrated maturity.

How to Apply

To apply for a Clinical Researcher Internship, email the following materials to Charity Thomann or submit to

    Brian Degenhardt, DO
    c/o Charity Thomann, MA
    A.T. Still Research Institute
    800 W. Jefferson Street
    Kirksville, MO 63501

  • Completed Application
  • Letter of Intent: Address the following in your letter.
    • Reasons for interest in the program
    • Academic/professional goals
    • Personal interest in clinical and/or biomedical research
  • Up-to-date CV
  • Two Letters of Recommendation: At least one letter must be from a faculty member who can speak to your academic ability. The second letter may be from another faculty member, employer or organization that you work with.
  • Transcript: Send an official transcript showing the most recent courses taken.

Advancing Skills in Osteopathy for Fellows and Residents

The A.T. Still Research Institute offers a novel, series of courses entitled, “Advancing Skills in Osteopathy (ASO)” that gives participants the most scientifically advanced training in palpation worldwide. This program uses 21st Century objective scientific methods for feedback so participants can refine and standardize their fundamental palpation skills. Leading researchers and educators within the Still Research Institute and the ATSU-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine give up-to-date evidence-based presentations on the neurobiology of palpation and the art of osteopathic practice. The ASO team, which includes experienced research assistants and coordinators, oversees extensive hands-on training during this program.

The History of Osteopathic Medicine

A unique feature to this training program is its historical component. Led by staff from ATSU’s Museum of Osteopathic Medicine(SM), this feature gives participants an intimate experience of the history of osteopathic medicine upon the grounds of the American School of Osteopathy, where Andrew Taylor Still began a revolution in medicine that continues today. By incorporating living history with modern advanced technologies, the ASO program is an unprecedented and irreproducible program.

Location and Date

The ASO program will be held in the SRI facility located on the ATSU-Kirksville campus in Kirksville, MO, in June or July. Dates of the 30 hour course will be determined by the majority of accepted participants.

Course Fee

A special rate for clnicians-in-training is $995 per student. Scholarships are available, and interested candidates should contact the SRI.

Eligibility

To be considered for this program, prior research experience is not required. However, applicants must possess or meet the following criteria to be eligible:

  • Undergraduate Fellow within an osteopathic Fellowship program in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine or a student motivated to incorporate osteopathic manipulative skills in their specialty.
  • Strong interest in a career as a clinician focused on whole-body healthcare and based on attention to the mind, body and spirit of their future patients.
  • Strong interest in a career that directly contributes to clinical research or educational activities.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written, and technological).
  • Strong interest in science and the scientific method as a basis for critical thinking.
  • Strong academic record.
  • Admirable interpersonal skills.
  • Evidence of leadership

How to Apply

To apply for a Clinical Researcher Internship, email the following materials to Charity Thomann or submit to

    Brian Degenhardt, DO
    c/o Charity Thomann, MA
    A.T. Still Research Institute
    800 W. Jefferson Street
    Kirksville, MO 63501

  • Completed application
  • Letter of intent that addresses the following: reasons for interest in gaining experience through this program, academic and professional goals, and personal interest in clinical and/or biomedical research or education.
  • Up-to-date CV.
  • A letter of recommendation and completed evaluation from Chair of the OMM/OPP department of the applicant’s training institution.
  • Up-to-date transcript from an osteopathic medical program.
  • Application deadline: April 1 for Summer Programs