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Summer Health Professionals Research Program Requirements

1. All participants must be able to start the program on May 23, 2016.
2. Students are expected to work a minimum of 40 hours per week in the laboratory.
3. During the 10 weeks there will be mandatory training on the Responsible Conduct of Research. All participants are required to attend this training.
4. At the end of the program a project report must be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies Dean's Office, Suite 101, Bioengineering Building. The report should be in the style of a short scientific journal article. A separate abstract should be submitted electronically.
5. Students are expected to make an oral presentation of their project at the end of the program and must also present their research at the Perry V. Halushka MUSC Student Research Day in November 2016. Dates for the final presentations are July 25 and July 29 and participants are expected to make their presentation on one of those two dates.
6. A survey will be distributed to participants, which must be completed and turned in at the end of the program.
7. Participants will be registered for a 15 semester hour course.

CGS-723: Summer Health Professions Research Experiences: This is a 10 week summer course that provides rofessional students with the opportunity to work with a faculty member on a funded research project and acquaints the students with an area of specialized research currently under investigation in the faculty member's lab. The course will provide hands on experience with many research skills, which may include subject recruitment, outcome testing, data entry, analysis, cell and molecular biology techniques, to name just a few. There will also be a lecture component to this course. Tuition for this course is waived for participants in the program.

8. Students must work continuously from May 23, 2016 through July 29, 2016 – with no exceptions. This includes but is not limited to medical missions trips, weddings, etc.
9. Students may not hold any other university or outside employment during this period.
10. Students must attend all lectures and/or seminars associated with the grant funding them.
11. Students must show completion of Lab Safety Training (OSHA) prior to the first day in the lab.
12. Students must complete and pass a 10 panel drug screening prior to working in the lab.
13. Students must complete MUSC HIPAA training prior to the first day in the lab.

Mentors are also required to submit a report at the end of the program to include the following:

  1. The relevance and impact of accomplishments of their SHP student to their research.
  2. An assessment of the productivity of the SHP student in the research environment.
  3. Outlines of the actions that have been or may be taken to further encourage the research potential of the SHP student.

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