Mandatory - Introduction to Research is required reading for all MEHU 4411 Students
*Note: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports in hard copy in Dr. Perez' office for students to check out.
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 BS from Northwestern University, an MA from Incarnate
Word College, and a PhD in American Literature from the University of