Accepted! Undergraduate Learners credited in Medical and Scientific Abstracts after Exposure to Research in OHEI Programs

April 22, 2022

Accepted! Undergraduate Learners credited in Medical and Scientific Abstracts after Exposure to Research in OHEI Programs

During OHEI’s Undergraduate Research Academy (URA) summer program, undergraduate learnershave the opportunity to pair with a faculty mentor and conduct research to gain footing in the scientific world. The Career Development Academy (CDA), another OHEI summer program, hosts rising junior and senior undergraduates and post-baccalaureate learners participate in MCATprep and do professional development and application workshops.

While the year-round OHEI Scholars undergraduate program utilizes a tiered mentoring approach to research which develops students not only as researchers, but as leaders, confident in the scientific community. 

As our learners prepare, progress, and migrate through medical school and into budding science careers, we evaluate our impact through medical school acceptance and abstract credit to medical and scientific journals. Evaluation is not a sexy word, but it’s how we know if we’ve met our long-term and more intermediate goals. 

In the last 5 years there have been 254 credits to our leaners for 174 abstracts – with many abstracts crediting multiple student authors on one abstract. Additionally, there have been 55 awards won and 50 credits for 38 manuscripts published in peer reviewed journals. This corresponds to 104 participants being accepted into medical school during that time. 

 

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