Distinction in Research (DIR) is a Rutgers RWJMS program, wherein on completion, medical students who demonstrate commitment to dedicating time to conduct a research project and producing concrete results in the form of a thesis report or publication are granted a diploma and/or recognition in the Medical Student’s Performance Evaluation (MSPE) letter.
One of the main requirements for a successful DIR application is the identification of a research mentor who is proficient in the field of medicine that you are interested in, is willing to guide you in research design (hypothesis, methodology), provide you with the required resources, and support your performance. In order to help you navigate the process of finding a mentor best suited to your research interests, the DIR Committee has created a Mentorship Program whose participants are committed to becoming research mentors and/or advisors. We are convinced that the Mentorship Program participants will make a significant contribution to the implementation of your research plans. Graduation with DIR is beneficial for you in terms of establishing a professional relationship with senior faculty within our institution and for your future academic career development ("DIR Mentorship Program").
Chair, DIR Committee
Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics, MEB 236