Introduction To Research
Introduction to Research for Healthcare Professionals
by Sarah Toombs Smith, PhD
Research Experience for Medical Students
This 4-part narrated PowerPoint presentation is designed to orient the medical student to the expectations of producing a scholarly product, often a requirement that is a part of their education in the practice of evidence based medicine. It will provide foundational knowledge to enable them to produce a scholarly product suitable for publication. Students learn the rationale for requiring a scholarly product during the course of their medical school training, the types of research they can conduct, strategies for developing an idea, and a plan for how to develop their research idea to the point where they can discuss it meaningfully with their research mentor.
Please click on an image to launch its powerpoint show. These modules do have audio!
Sarah Toombs Smith, PhD, ELS,
is a board-certified (bels.org) Science Editor for the Sealy Center on Aging. Dr. Toombs Smith is an experienced grant writer, editor, and writing coach with 25 years' experience in editing, proposal development, administrative grant review, teaching (both writing and English as a Second Language) and coaching in grantsmanship (including budget development and time management). Since 1992 she has been instrumental in garnering over $70 million in grant dollars from federal, state, municipal and private sources for scientific, pedagogical, artistic and construction projects. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine (Geriatrics) and a Fellow of the Sealy Center on Aging. Dr. Toombs Smith received her B.S. from Northwestern University, an M.A. from Incarnate Word College, and a Ph.D. in American Literature from the University of Notre Dame.