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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