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Clinical Research

Clinical Research is one of the six Scholarly Concentrations. Required course work is designed to introduce residents to the critical concepts that underpin clinical research. In addition to didactic instruction, residents participate in the conduct of faculty-mentored, hypothesis-driven, clinical research projects. The projects may be descriptive (observational) or interventional in design.

Residents partner with either an MD or PhD clinical researcher at Stanford University to create their own clinical research project which can be executed during their 3 year residency.  Residents are educated on the steps of developing a clinical research project and are encouraged to take a lead role in each step of their project (when feasible) including idea inception, study design, IRB application, data collection, database building, analysis, and presentation (manuscript preparation and conference presentation).

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