Understand the clinical relevance of scientific inquiry and demonstrate the ability to evaluate emerging knowledge and research as it applies to diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.
I have taken two years for dedicated research training between my third and fourth years of medical school. During this time, I developed my critical thinking, problem solving, and presentation skills. When I returned to clinical rotations during fourth year, I found that my research training had actually made me a stronger clinician. Rather than memorizing diagnostic criteria and management plans, I sought deeper understanding of the mechanisms behind pathophysiology and the mechanisms of action for each therapeutic that I ordered for patients. Additionally, the organization and critical thinking skills from research time translated into being able to swiftly and logically organize problem lists and treatment plans.
Landacre Honor Society Induction, 2017.