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Subplan Advisory Committee
Dr. Sharon Medcalf (Chair and Program Director), Dr. Eleanor Rogan, and Dr. Jenenne Geske

The MSIA Health Practice and Medical Education Research sub-plan supports two growing areas of scholarly interest. The first area of interest focuses on Emergency Preparedness, which is a growing career field involving emergency management/preparedness accreditation requirements within the healthcare and public health sectors. The second area of interest is the growing trend toward innovative approaches to health professions education, especially in the e-learning and simulation technology spheres. Available opportunities to explore the simulation learning field have increased exponentially with opening of the UNMC Davis Global Center, a highly advanced clinical simulation facility purposefully designed to foster the practice of patient care in highly functioning and effective interprofessional teams. This approach allows students to learn through immersive and interactive simulation experiences. Other scholarly areas included in this sub-plan include, but are not limited to, Higher Education Systems Research and Healthcare Quality & Process Research.

All scholarly areas noted above are in need of evidence-based research to eventually guide practice and we are excited to follow the next generation of researchers as they advance these fields.

PhD Curriculum

Statistics Requirement
BIOS 806BIOSTATISTICS3
BIOS 808BIOSTATISTICS II3
BIOS 835DESIGN OF MEDICAL HEALTH STUDIES3
(or other graduate-level Biostatistics courses within the NU system and approved by the HPMER Sub-plan Committee)
Core Curriculum
One course in grant writing is required. Students must choose a grant writing course in consultation with their supervisory committee.
MSIA 910HUMAN SUBJECTS RESEARCH MANAGEMENT2
MSIA 970SEMINAR (to be taken for 4 semesters)4
MSIA 999DOCTORAL DISSERTATION1-9
Electives (5 courses)
Students will work with their Supervisory Committee to choose appropriate electives
Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) / Ethics Training
Note: Students must complete the majority of their coursework (all courses but one, excluding Seminar and Doctoral Dissertation) from their approved Program of Study prior to taking the Comprehensive Exam.

MD/PhD Curriculum

Upon successful completion of Phase 1 of the College of Medicine curriculum, MD/PhD students in the MSIA Health Practice & Medical Education Research sub-plan must complete the following coursework:

Statistics Requirement
BIOS 806BIOSTATISTICS3
BIOS 808BIOSTATISTICS II3
BIOS 835DESIGN OF MEDICAL HEALTH STUDIES3
Core Curriculum
One course in grant writing is required. Students must choose a grant writing course in consultation with their supervisory committee.
MSIA 910HUMAN SUBJECTS RESEARCH MANAGEMENT2
MSIA 970SEMINAR (to be taken for 4 semesters)4
MSIA 999DOCTORAL DISSERTATION1-9
Electives (1 Courses)
The student's Supervisory Committee will determine the appropriate elective courses
Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR)/Ethics Training
NOTE: Students must complete the majority of their coursework (all courses but one, excluding Seminar and Doctoral Dissertation) from their approved Program of Study prior to the Comprehensive Exam.