An innovative portfolio of research training programs for medical students.


Journal Article (Review)

Medical student education continues to evolve, with an increasing emphasis on evidence-based decision making in clinical settings. Many schools are introducing scholarly programs to their curriculum in order to foster the development of critical thinking and analytic skills, encourage self-directed learning, and develop more individualized learning experiences. In addition, participation in rigorous scholarly projects teaches students that clinical care and research should inform each other, with the goal of providing more benefit to patients and society. Physician-scientists, and physicians who have a better appreciation of science, have the potential to be leaders in the field who will deliver outstanding clinical care, contribute new knowledge, and educate their patients.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Zier, K; Wyatt, C; Muller, D

Published Date

  • December 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 54 / 1-3

Start / End Page

  • 286 - 291

PubMed ID

  • 22418729

Pubmed Central ID

  • 22418729

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1559-0755

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s12026-012-8310-x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States