Congratulations to our GMS faculty Drs. Cathy Costello and Vickery Trinkaus Randall.
Thesis, Practicum and Directed Study
Students in the MACI program are required to complete a research thesis that provides a culminating experience and applies the principles and methods learned in the coursework to a real-life clinical study.
The goal of the thesis component is to demonstrate the student’s understanding of the clinical research process from both a theoretical and a practical point of view. Students conduct their thesis research in wide variety of settings, including academic medical centers and local drug or device companies.
The goal of the practicum experience is to provide with the student hands-on exposure to clinical research. The student will work with a research mentor and will be actively involved in the development, execution, and evaluation of a clinical research project or project(s)
Directed study provides the opportunity for students to explore a special topic of interest under the direction of a MACI faculty member. Students may register for 2 credits of directed study by submitting a paper registration form, after the MACI faculty member has agreed to work with the student on a specific project. Directed studies with a non-MACI faculty member or adjunct member must first be approved by and assigned to the Director of MACI as Faculty Sponsor.