The CVP program aims to:
- Provide a unique opportunity to understand the heart and lungs as an integrated system.
- Utilize this system to demonstrate how a multidisciplinary approach is effective in solving questions related to pathophysiology, in developing new diagnostic tools and in designing novel and selective treatments.
- Show how translational research is stimulated by a clinical problem but often results from basic observations in the laboratory.
- Teach the art and rigor of study design in clinical trials and clinical epidemiological studies.
- Provide the background to critically evaluate clinical and basic scientific literature
- Provide the opportunity for medical students to work side by side with graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to investigate disease through basic and clinical scientific approaches
Students choosing the CVP Application Area are required to develop (with their mentor) a proposal for scholarly work, or original research.
Students interested in performing research are required to complete the research over 4-6 quarters and highly encouraged to apply for the iHEART research award (http://cvi.stanford.edu/research/i-heart-research-award.html), which provides tuition support.
Scholarly work could include writing a review article (to be approved by the Directors of the Application). Students should complete the work over 3 quarters, and submit a manuscript for publication, or for review by the CVP Directors.
Students choosing to perform original research are required to complete the research over 4-6 quarters. Clinical, translational or basic research may be chosen.
CVP Students are required to attend 3 quarters (2 credits) of MED223, "Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Sciences Journal Club".
Original research: The mentor, together with the CVP Application Directors or designated co-mentors, will meet with student's on a bi-annual basis to review progress. Students are expected to prepare a brief report summarizing their progress.
Scholarly project: The mentor, together with the CVP Application Directors or designated co-mentors, will meet with students on a bi-annual basis to review progress. For each review, students will be expected to prepare a brief report. For successful completion, the scholarly work must be submitted to the Directors for review.
Degree Offered for Research Option:
If a student is interested in expanding their research project and coursework to a Masters or PhD degree, we will work with the student, the mentor and the appropriate department to facilitate this. For those choosing to pursue a Masters or PhD degree, the student will be required to fulfill the specific requirements of the degree granting department.