Undergraduate Research Opportunities

The graduating medical student will have developed effective learning strategies that include the capacity to engage in reflection and self-assessment, the ability to critically evaluate information and its sources (the literature), and the ability to contribute to the process of knowledge creation (research). As scholars, physicians demonstrate a lifelong commitment to reflective learning as well as the creation, dissemination, application and translation of medical knowledge.


The program objectives for the professional competency are as follows:

The competent medical graduate:

  • Recognizes knowledge gaps and can ask focused questions which can address these gaps approriately

  • Retrieves medical information efficiently and effectively

  • Critically evaluates the validity and applicability of medical procedures and therapeutics modalities to patient care using knowledge of research and statistical methodology

  • Adopts rigorous research methodology and scientific inquiry procedures

  • Prepares and disseminates new medical information

  • Develops, monitors and adjusts learning