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Family Medicine & Community Health Elective Course Description

Course Name: Medical Writing and Evidence Based Medicine   
Course Number: FC-428
Elective Type:

Frank Domino, MD

Contact: Karen Rayla 

Department: Family Medicine & Community Health
Sites Available: UMass Chan - University Campus
Months Offered: M1-M6, M8-M9, additional blocks available with permission from coordinator
Number of Students / Month: 25
Prerequisites: Good Academic Standing
* Offered to UMass Students Only
Elective Description: This is a very independent elective where you must attend a training program and select a project to author.  This project should be one you have developed with a faculty member.  Options include:  writing a Case Report for Publication, completing work on a research publication you are already involved with, or writing an Evidence Based Review for some publication (ie. The AAFP’s “Cochrane for Clinician” series).  Your ideas and suggestions are also very welcome.  Unacceptable options include writing an opinion or reflection article.  These publications must occur in collaboration with a faculty member who will "co-author" with you. Location for this elective is selected once you have chosen a topic and month.  Should you wish to complete two months of this elective, a written description of the project must be submitted in advance, with support of your co-author, before being granted.

By the end of this elective, the student will:
A.  Develop a plan to complete a research publication along with a faculty advisor
B.  Have this paper completed with references, providing use of best evidence
C.  Submit this for publication
D.  Provide proof of submission to elective leader before April of their graduating year

Any questions, please email:
Note: This elective can be taken for a maximum of 8 weeks (2 months) with special permission from Dr. Domino.
Location: UMass Chan - University Campus
Website: Family Medicine & Community Health