Student Research

Research experiences for students are designed to stimulate the imagination and instill commitment to evidence based practice and the generation of new knowledge.

PCOM investigators are committed to training students in research methodologies and honing their communication skills. In turn, students contribute to formulation of hypotheses, data collection and sharing of information in a collegial atmosphere within the laboratory, patient care center or clinical research facility.

Information for Students

How can I get involved with research at PCOM?
  • Read our research related webpages.
  • Read about our research focus areas that may be of interest to you.
  • Within the focus area pages are links to individual faculty members' research pages.
  • Additional information about faculty research can be obtained by reading their publications listed in Digital Commons. Direct links to Digital Commons are provided on the faculty research pages.
  • Review the listings for on- and off-campus research projects located in the Student Research Opportunities page accessed through the Student Research section in myPCOM.
  • Attend the Faculty Research Forum event to receive the most current information on thesis and part time research opportunities.
  • Contact faculty to discuss research projects.
Additional student research resources
  • Review the guidelines for student conduct in the laboratory located within the Student Research page in myPCOM.
  • All students are required to take the Responsible Conduct of Research course accessed through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) program website. Your faculty mentor/principal investigator will guide you to other courses that are pertinent to your project.
  • Approach your work with enthusiasm and dedication. What you learn from research experience will translate into other aspects of your professional life.

Information for External Principal Investigators

If you are an external principal investigator offering a student research opportunity, please complete our research opportunities Google form linked below or contact Jacquelyn White, PCOM Division of Research office manager, at jacquelynwh@pcom.edu.

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES FORM

Student Research Spotlight

Student Research Spotlight: Allison Pickron and Jocilyn Yarnell

October 16, 2019

Physical therapy students discuss their research into the iliocapsularis, a variant hip muscle found only in some people.

Student Research Spotlight: Ashley Poole (PsyD '20)

October 15, 2019

Doctor of clinical psychology student Ashley Poole explains her examination of healthcare students' perspectives on interprofessional education.

PCOM Research Leads Special JAOA Issue

September 4, 2019

The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association featured work by students, faculty and administrators.

Student Research Spotlight: Rex Lutz (DO '21)

August 15, 2019

Osteopathic medicine student Rex Lutz describes his research into minimizing complications in knee and hip replacement surgeries.

Student Research Spotlight: Julia Boyle (PsyD '20)

June 17, 2019

PsyD student Julia Boyle discusses her investigations into insomnia, sleep-related symptoms and health issues in adults.

Student Research Spotlight: Annie Phung (DO '21)

June 12, 2019

DO student Annie Phung explains how her research works to understand barriers in coordinating care for older adults with cognitive impairments.

Students Showcase Research at Annual Campus Event

June 6, 2019

37 posters explain innovative projects on topics such as diabetes, obesity, vaccination, chemotherapy and more.