Distinction in Research Program
DIR - Graduation with Distinction in Research
This prestigious and rigorous program is intended to recognize Robert Wood Johnson Medical School students who plan, carry out and write up original basic or clinical research. It is not meant for those who limit their participation to a technical capacity on an ongoing project. Students who are accepted into this program and who fulfill the requirements listed below will receive diplomas at Commencement stating that they have graduated with "Distinction in Research". Moreover, students who complete the program before August 1st of their graduation year will have their achievement recognized in their Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) letter.
The research conducted must be intensive. Students are encouraged to begin in the spring semester of their first year or during the summer between their first and second years. The publication of case reports, chart review, or literature review does not qualify students for graduation with Distinction in Research. In addition, research submitted in fulfillment of any other degree cannot be used in whole or part as fulfillment of the requirements of the Distinction in Research program.
For students accepted into the Distinction in Research Program, on the right column you can find the forms for your initial committee meeting, interim committee meetings and final evaluation. Completed forms must be submitted to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Piscataway.
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