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Student Research 
at PCOM

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 Principal Investigators

If you are an 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: Hilary Gray (DO '22)

October 12, 2020

PCOM medical student shares her experience researching data to aid physicians treating young patients who've been exposed to PCP.

Student Research Spotlight: Anna Dankewich (DPT '21) and Jill Le (DPT '21)

September 8, 2020

The two physical therapy students identified a rehab measure to be published for patients with decreased mobility during illnesses.

Student Research Spotlight: Nicholas Hope (PsyD '22)

August 26, 2020

The clinical psychology student discusses working with PCOM faculty on health psychology and cognitive behavior topics.

Student Research Spotlight: Lindsay Gugerty (DO '22)

June 25, 2020

In her time at PCOM, Lindsay Gugerty (DO '22) has explored the emerging roles of Myo/Nog cells in wound healing.

Student Research Spotlight: Nicole Fleischer (PsyD '21)

April 8, 2020

Ms. Fleischer's psychology research has focused on stress and anxiety in children.

Student Research Spotlight: Jennifer Mao (DO '21)

February 19, 2020

Medical student Jennifer Mao researches how machine navigation can be used during surgeries to place corrective screws in the spine.

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.

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