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Each medical student at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine (UNM/SOM) is required to actively participate in solving a medical research problem during his or her medical school career.
The educational goal of the required research experience is for each student to learn the importance of and the process behind applying the scientific method to solve health and medical problems, whether in the laboratory, clinic or community.
The research requirement consists of three elements: 1) an experiential component where the student performs either a primary research project or an integrative review; 2) a communication component where the student must orally or in poster format present a medical research topic at a public forum; and 3) a scholarly scientific works component where the student must submit a professional scholarly paper on their primary research project.
The purpose of scholarly research requirement is to: