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Jefferson Medical College Alpha Omega Alpha Guide to Research

Research Considerations at a Glance

  1. Timeline
    • Assess time available for research
  2. Project types
    • Select project types that fit your schedule
  3. Departments
    • Choose department
    • Search projects on AΩA Research Projects webpage
    • Look up Research Contact for department on AΩA Research Contacts webpage
  4. Requirements
    • Find out status of IRB approval for your project
    • Complete your IRB training
  5. Planning a project
    • Literature review: keyword searches on Ovid MEDLINE®, PubMed, etc., build reference list
    • Data collection: stay organized, build a master spreadsheet
    • Data analysis: determine type of statistical analysis needed
    • Writing the paper: start early, create blank tables for results, check journal website for instructions
  6. Presenting research
    • Draft abstract with research findings
    • Campus opportunities: AΩA Research Symposium, Sigma Xi Research Day
    • National conferences: discuss with your research team
    • Podium presentations: create Powerpoint presentation
    • Poster presentation: create poster
  7. Funding
    • Consider Federal Work-Study Program, Summer Research Programs at Jefferson, AΩA Student Research Fellowship, and extramural funding sources listed on Jeffline to support your research

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