Medical EducationCOMMENTARY

Growing Research Among Osteopathic Residents and Medical Students: A Consortium-Based Research Education Continuum Model

Grace D. Brannan, PhD
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Accepted: December 8, 2015

Published: May 1, 2016

J Osteopath Med; 116(5): 310-315

In general, physicians’ interest in research continues to be a challenge. The lack of research culture is more pronounced in the osteopathic medical profession, which is historically not research oriented. With increasing focus on evidence-based medicine and with the single accreditation system for graduate medical education in motion, growing research and scholarly activities among osteopathic physicians and students and residents becomes imperative. This article illustrates how an educational consortium, such as an osteopathic postdoctoral training institution, can play a pivotal role in creating a culture of research through broad-based training of medical students and residents.

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