Development of new treatments, training future research leaders—in-depth research needs qualified doctors to create and conduct human investigations. A Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) Clinical Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree allows an osteopathic physician in a PCOM MEDNet residency program to perform an independent investigation during this post-graduate medical training. By doing so, candidates add depth to their training which will prove advantageous not only to future patients, but also when applying for staff positions, especially those in academic medicine. Through the development of innovative approaches employing osteopathic and/or pharmacologic (or other) procedures, patient care can be advanced. With these skills, successful candidates then contribute to the overall body of medical knowledge and provide healthcare benefits to the general public in ways other than, yet highly complementary to, direct patient care.
Each candidate learns directly how to create and conduct a pilot clinical investigation. A proposal is to be submitted during the first year of residency with all work on the research project completed by midpoint of the final year of the program.
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