Choose a topic in which you explore an issue related to medical education, practice, research, policy, etc. that emanates from the required readings for this course. Students should also indicate whom they have chosen to interview (and his or her credentials) as one of the five required sources for this Research Project. Students will be provided with suggested questions for their Interviews with Health Care Professionals, which they may use as they deem appropriate.
The Research Essay (following MLA specifications for citations and a Works Cited list) of approximately 1,500 words on the topic that you have chosen for your Research Project. Be sure to include at least five related, reliable, and retrievable sources, including your reference to an interview that you have conducted with a health care professional.
Students are required to interview a health care professional, such as the following: a physician; medical researcher; bio-ethicist; university-level educator who teaches courses related to health care, medical policy, or the history of medicine; or an individual who deals with health care policy.