The opportunities for engaging in Research throughout the CORE system are many, the opportunities for collaboration on a research project even greater. As a Medical Student in the CORE system – either as an OU-COM student during your four-year curriculum (five-year for those accepting fellowship positions) or as a student of an affiliate college of osteopathic medicine pursuing clinical rotations in years three and four – you have many options for conducting research and open access to the services of the CORE Research Office.
For all students, regardless of college affiliation, you may engage in original research at any time. The CRO stands ready to assist you with idea development, refining the research question, research design and study methodology, literature review, IRB submission, data analysis, and editorial support from the research protocol to the final document to dissemination.
If you wish to pursue a case-based paper, you must first check with the attending physician, since it is "their” patient and their case. Again the CORE Research editor will assist you as you prepare the case report.
For OU-COM students in particular, you have many opportunities before you as you progress through your curriculum (and even prior to admission).