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MSR Proposal Review – Adviser

Medical Student Research Program - Adviser Proposal Review

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Student Information

Faculty Research Adviser Information

Project Information

Overall Goal of the MSR
Dr. George Harrell, the founding Dean of the Penn State College of Medicine, established the Medical Student Research (MSR) program as an integral part of the curriculum. The purpose of the MSR program is to promote, through a mentored research project, the development and application of critical thinking and problem solving skills that are fundamental to the integration of medical science and clinical care.

Students gain an understanding of the research process, limitations and variability of data, and the translation of research and critical thinking skills to clinical practice. We expect our students to be able to articulate a relevant research question, decide on appropriate methods to address the question, collect and analyze the data, reach proper conclusions, and write a scientific report summarizing their work, including implications for further inquiry and/or clinical practice.

Many students work on aspects of the project initiated by the advisor. Others develop their own research questions.
Human Subjects



Intellectual Property

IP Agreement
Please consider the circumstances further and indicate if you agree with the following



I have reviewed this proposal and attest that the resources needed by the student to complete their part of the study within the timeframe indicated will be made available.

Entering your name and submitting the form serves in lieu of a physical signature. A copy of the information will be emailed to you for your records.

If you need assistance filling out this form, please contact the MSR Administrator.