June 18, 2017

Curriculum

                                                          Ivy Research Link’s Research Program Curriculum

Providing value to students. Developing the research filed. Given students a competitive edge.

The Ivy Research Link’s Research Program is a rigors, accelerated scientific research program focused on preparing student for the world of modern science. The program is all online-based and allows participants such as full time workers or students, medical students to work and/or study full time while pursuing this degree.

Students progress through the program as a cohort and contribute significantly to supervisor-to-peer learning, and work closely with expert faculty to examine the conditions and limitations of the current research world, statistics, medical and residency system in America to confront challenges, improve individual qualifications and be prepared to take on new and more advanced research ventures.

This medical research program offers a unique scientific research experience, which according to the ECFMG is necessary to be competitive in the applications for residency programs. As per ECGMG, the match rate for IMG is around 50%, and for those with low USMLE scores or who are not ECFMG certified, this scientific research program curriculum could of enormous value for their applications.

With this program, students:

  1. Benefit from the strength and experience of a Yale supervisors’ knowledge in evidence-based medicine, leadership, marketing, strategic skills, and residency and job applications tactics.
  2. Examine the conditions and limitations of different research methods and learn how to conduct them.
  3. Contribute significantly to supervisor-to-peer learning with expert faculty
  4. Gain a comprehensive perspective that goes beyond basic science, and develop the knowledge and skills to create flexible, responsive and sustainable research projects.
  5. Get knowledge in valuable statistical theories
  6. Obtain marketing skills and how to differentiate themselves in a highly competitive job market.
  7. Leave the program with a research project that could result in a publication.
  8. Improve their qualifications if their USMLE scores are low or if their USMLE scores are no sufficient for the specialty they are seeking to apply to.
  9. Get great research experience compared to other programs
  10. Get letters of recommendations from an Ivy League Institution physician and scientist, in opposed to other programs

Courses:

  • Important strategizes for your career – How to create value in the market place.
  • Why research in medicine is important
  • Types of research: descriptive (case reports), correlational (observational studies), randomized trials, meta-analytic, reviews
  • Characteristics of the test: sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive value, likelihood ratio
  • Basic statistics: confidence interval, p-value. Statistical and clinical significance.
  • Comparing groups: t-test, ANOVA, chi-square
  • Correlation and simple regression
  • Conducting clinical research: the aim (more general), objectives (more specific), choosing the population. Institutional Review Board (IRB).
  • Marketing strategy
  • Research Project