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Caroline R

- Research Program Mentor

MD Doctor of Medicine


Anthropology, Medicine, Social Science, Qualitative Research, Ethics

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Literature Review

What do we know about a topic? Where are the gaps in our knowledge? Pulling together all the relevant background info is an important skill for research. With a literature review project, we can work together to help you build skills that will be useful for ANY research in your future. We'll go over topics like how to find papers, how to read a scientific article, and how to write a literature review summarizing what we know about a topic. We can work with any topic you're interested in! Here are some ideas to start off: How do high school sports affect long-term health? How are students selected for college or medical school? Do SAT/ACT score predict success? How has COVID-19 affected specific groups of people, like doctors or high schoolers? What medical specialties have the most workforce diversity?

Time to get creative! Blog post, infographic, creative writing essay, interpretive dance, etc

Research doesn't have to be boring! We can tackle a project together to work towards a creative final product, like a blog post, infographic, creative writing essay, or even an interpretive dance. Based on your research interests, you can build skills like data collection with surveys or interviews, reading the literature on the topic, etc. We'll work together to find a creative way to present and show off your work!

Coding skills

NVivo, MaxQDA

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