community oriented primary care Research to serve the underrepresented.

Creighton University has received several grants to further our mission to serve underrepresented groups. Through these funds, we conduct important research on health issues involving minority groups, offer research opportunities for students from high school through medical school, and provide mentors.

Research assistantships for medical students

Research assistantships in public health are funded for medical students as part of the National Institutes of Health Community Oriented Primary Care Endowment (NIH #1S21MD001102-01). Students are assigned mentors who provide structure and oversee the respective research project.

The purpose is to increase student involvement in COPC public health research, with particular emphasis on addressing health disparities among medically underserved populations. Students are encouraged to consider research projects with faculty mentors who have health disparities research synopses available. However, projects developed with other faculty mentors within the Creighton University School of Medicine are also welcome.

Program Details

Eight weeks between June and August actively engaged in the research project.

Research Paper
Within eight weeks of completion of the program, a research paper is due consisting of:

  • Hypothesis and Specific Aims
  • Background and Significance
  • Experimental Design and Methods
  • Literature Cite

PDF iconSample Research Plan

Letter of Recommendation
A letter of recommendation will be needed from your sponsor.

Common Ground
Students will present their papers at the Community Oriented Primary Care (COPC) Common Ground during the fall or spring academic semester.

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COPC Scholarship Program

The Creighton University Community Oriented Primary Care (COPC) Research Program’s mission is to increase the number of health professionals who are committed to addressing health disparities through their research and service in medically underserved communities.

The COPC longitudinal research program provides scholarship to Creighton University medical students who look to address national goals of reducing health disparities through research and state-wide goals to strengthen and transform public health in Nebraska. Students participate in health disparities research during their tenure at Creighton University School of Medicine, present research at a Common Ground student forum, and complete a two-week health disparities elective.

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