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Foundations of Research and Critical Thinking Course

A New Medical School Course

Mentor Registration

We are excited to announce the addition of a new course, Foundations of Research and Critical Thinking (FRCT), to the medical school curriculum. The goals of FRCT are to stimulate critical thinking, enhance intellectual acuity and inquisitiveness in our medical students, and to foster excellence in the development of clinician educators, clinician scientists and physician investigators. FRCT has been approved by the Curriculum Coordinating Committee and will begin in the fall of 2013 with the Class of 2017. A key component of FRCT is a requirement that all medical students complete a Scholarly Project. As we finalize plans for its maiden voyage, we need to identify faculty members to serve as enthusiastic and engaging mentors for student Scholarly Projects.

Please follow the link to the Mentor Registration Form to register as a mentor. 

Even if you already serve as a mentor in one of our summer research programs, please provide the information requested in this form to complete our database. Summer research projects will remain an important source of scholarly projects to fulfill FRCT course requirements.


Associate Professor of Physiology
Director of Student Research Education and Dual Degree Programs
Course Director, FRCT