Requirments

Completion of the Distinction in Investigation requires a house officer to meet the following requirements:

Core Curriculum

Experience   Credits per Activity    Minimum Required Credits     Total Credits Required
Yale Noon Conference Physician Scientist Series (presenter or attendance)     4 (present) / 2 (attend)     8     40
Scientific Journal Clubs (presenter or attendance)     4 (present) / 2 (attend)     8     40
Lectures on research tools (statistics, translational science, library resources, science writing, grant 101)     2     6     40
Lectures on balancing research career with clinical responsibilities     2     2     40
Work-life balance for physician scientists     2     2     40
Research in progress (RIP) for YCCI     2     None     40
Research in progress (RIP) in Clinical, Basic, Translational, Epidemiological Sections     2     8     40
Attendance of Yale sponsored research sypmposium (YCCI, Immunobiology, Global health, etc.)     5     None     40
Structured evaluation of research presentations     2     8     40

Career Development

Experience   Credits per Activity    Minimum Required Credits     Total Credits Required
Creation of own Research mentorship committee     6     6     20
Partnering with junior mentors for networking (must meet at least 3x/year)     2 per mentor     2     20
Partnering with senior mentors for networking (must meet at least 3x/year)     2 per mentor     2     20
Atkins Society Dinner     2     2     20
Iva-Dostanic Lectureship     2     None     20
Jack Elias Biomedical Lectureship     2     None     20
Mentoring medical or MD-PhD students (must meet at least 2x/year)     2 per student     2     20

Research Scholarship

Experience   Credits per Activity    Minimum Required Credits     Total Credits Required
Participation in Research in Residency     30     30 (or evidence of ongoing active research by mentor)     50
Authorships     20 per manuscript     None     50
Presentations     20 per presentation     None     50
Research awards     20 per award     None     50

Academic Service

Experience   Credits per Activity    Minimum Required Credits     Total Credits Required
Investigation Distinction meeting attendance     2     8     18
Presenter in Research Club     4     8     18
Investigation Distinction activities (lead or attend)     6 (lead) / 2 (attend)     2     18