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Research Elective

This elective is offered to Case University and Lerner College students ONLY. The elective may be used to continue research already under way, typically to finalize a research block project. Typical activities include gathering more data; performing statistical analyses; and writing research results, often in preparation for publication. In order to take the research elective you must first complete the Application for RESC 5001M Elective [pdf].

Please contact Dr. Croniger (colleen.croniger@case.edu or 216.368.4967) or Sharon Callahan (slc17@case.edu or 216.368.6972) in the Medical Student Research Office for information about scheduling a research elective and completing your research credentials.

If approved, the research elective will be recorded on your transcript and may count as up to 8-weeks of non-clinical credit toward graduation requirements. This 8 weeks of research is in addition to your 16 weeks during your Research Block. Please do not submit the elective in the course request site and do not add the rotation in CAS. You will write the weeks in the Additional Elective section of your Official Graduation Audit Checklist next year.