Over the course of this semester you will complete three projects. Each project has a few tasks to complete on the road to constructing successful final projects. These tasks are graded, often rigorously, in order to give you a clear assessment of your competencies as you develop your final projects.
The first project is a popular science blog post, designed to get you comfortable with reading, evaluating, and ultimately repackaging original scientific research on a given medical/health topic of your selection. The emphasis of this project is on popular science writing.
The second project returns to the theme of popular science, but instead of creating a written popular science blog, you, along with a few of your classmates, will be composing a 20-35 minute podcast on an important medical/health issue. These groups will consist of trios and quartets. Duos acceptable on a case by case basis.
The third project is to find and complete an application for a SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM or INTERNSHIP in the medical or health sciences. The emphasis of this project is on formal grant writing.