Liaison Committee on Medical Education



A medical education program must be conducted in an environment that fosters the intellectual challenge and spirit of inquiry appropriate to a community of scholars.


Database Questions

The following questions relate to standards IS-13 and IS-14.

  1. If not already described in the response to standard IS-1, briefly summarize institutional goals and priorities relating to research and scholarship.

  2. Briefly describe the opportunities available for medical student participation in research, including the time periods when students may do so, the average number of students in the base year who were involved in each type of program (e.g., M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.S., summer research, year-out research), and the funding sources that are available to support student participation. Note if there is a research requirement for all medical students (e.g., a thesis or required research/scholarly project).

  3. Describe how medical students are informed about opportunities for participation in research.

  4. Provide evidence that students desiring to participate in research or other scholarly activities have the opportunity to do so.

See also Part A (item d.).

Self-Study Questions

Evaluate the research activities of the faculty as a whole, including areas of emphasis and level of commitment, quality, and quantity in the context of the school’s missions and goals. Note any limitations that may be affecting the research enterprise.

Assess the adequacy of the resources (equipment, space, graduate students) for research. Evaluate any trends in the amount of intramural support for research and the level of assistance available to faculty members in securing extramural support.

Survey Report Guide

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