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A unique and integral part of the SMU curriculum is our "Research: Literature Review and Analysis" module. Its purpose is to further develop students’ abilities to evaluate and assimilate scientific evidence and to reinforce the skills required to critically appraise the ever-changing body of medical knowledge.

Consistent with the university’s goals and objectives, these skills are essential to modern practicing physicians who will have to continuously improve their medical knowledge and clinical skills over the course of their career.

In addition, SMU students find that gaining formal research skills during their medical school studies helps distinguish them from other applicants when they enter the residency match program. During the research module, students are expected to apply the knowledge and understanding from their Basic Sciences courses to analyze a current and complex medical care question, using evidence from published medical literature. As part of this course, students are required to develop a hypothesis based on the research questions, critically analyze the literature, and write a paper that is evaluated by a faculty committee.

While working independently, students interact on a regular basis with a faculty research mentor who provides oversight throughout the project, including selection of an appropriate topic, identification of relevant literature, formulating conclusions, and the preparation of a final paper. The mentor will also review the written paper to ensure that it meets university standards prior to submission to the faculty committee for review.

State Specialty Hospital Name
AR Family Medicine UAMS-Regional Programs
IO Family Medicine Northeast Iowa Medical Education Foundation
WI Family Medicine Mercy Health System
IL Family Medicine University of Illinois Methodist Medical Center
NJ General Surgery Jersey Shore University Medical Center
NJ Internal Medicine Jersey Shore University Medical Center
FL Internal Medicine Brandon Regional Hospital
FL Internal Medicine Kendall Regional Medical Center
MI Internal Medicine Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners
PA Internal Medicine Pinnacle Health Hospital
MD Internal Medicine St. Agnes Hospital
NY Internal Medicine Coney Island Hospital
FL Internal Medicine Brandon Regional Hospital
FL Internal Medicine Brandon Regional Hospital
MO Internal Medicine St. Louis University School of Medicine
OH Medicine-Preliminary Fairview Hospital
FL Pathology Orlando Health
AZ Pathology University of Arizona College of Medicine
FL Pediatrics University of Florida College of Medicine
FL Pediatrics Florida Hospital
NC Psychiatry Vidant Medical Center/East Carolina University
MD Surgery-Preliminary St. Agnes Hospital
Canada Family Medicine University of Ottawa
Canada Family Medicine Dalhousie University
Canada Family Medicine University of Ottawa
NE Family Medicine Creighton University Affiliated Hospital
AR Internal Medicine White River Health System
WV Internal Medicine Charleston Area Medical Center/WV University
OK Internal Medicine Jewish Hospital
GA Internal Medicine Coliseum Medical Centers
NY Internal Medicine Harlem Hospital Center
NY Internal Medicine Stony Brook Teaching Hospital
MI Internal Medicine Detroit Medical Center
OH Pathology Case Western Reserve/Metro Health Medical Center
Canada Neurology Western University
Canada Family Medicine McMaster University
KY Family Medicine University Louisville School of Medicine
KY Neurology University of Louisville School of Medicine
NY Pathology Winthrop-University Hospital
KY Phys Medicine & Rehab University of Louisville School of Medicine
MI Transitional Detroit Medical Center
FL Internal Medicine Blake Medical Center
Canada Family Medicine University of British Columbia
VA Family Medicine Eastern Virginia Medical School

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