In order to graduate from the MD program at Saint James School of Medicine, you will need to demonstrate your proficiency in medical research. A strong research project will strengthen your residency application.
During Basic Sciences at Saint James, you will learn and practice how to understand the research methods thoroughly, how to design a hypothesis, how to collect and evaluate data and communicate the knowledge to others, and how to think scientifically and critically for the rest of your professional life.
During clinical rotations, you will have the opportunity to participate in research projects and to present clinical and scientific information clearly and cogently, both orally and in writing, to colleagues and other health professionals.
After your clinical rotations you will document your engagement in research activity in the form of a graduation paper, or thesis. Your thesis can be in the domain of experimental research, epidemiological, observational or clinical study or it can be a critical interpretation of the scientific literature based on the principles of evidence based medicine.
You can choose a topic for your research project from your own areas of medical interest. You can also take part in international research projects, or join long term research projects conducted by professors at Saint James School of Medicine.
The research can be in the areas of basic, clinical or applied medical science. It is conducted under the supervision of the faculty (during basic science) or qualified personnel (during clinical rotations).
SJScience is the online journal of research activities at Saint James School of Medicine.