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Table 5

Health Services Research Core Competencies: Final Report 2008

Examples of HSR Doctoral Competency Delivery
Didactic learningPrerequisite readings before matriculation
Courses (single instructor and team instruction)
Semester and quarter long courses
Modular or short courses
Internet modules
Faculty or student led seminars
Journal clubs Continuing education
Summer institutes
Mock study sections
Experiential learningResearch assistantships
Teaching assistantships
Faculty and peer mentoring
Applied internships/practicum experiences, on the job training, shadowing
Student or faculty led consulting
Peer advising
Working with multi-disciplinary research teams
Networking with visiting scholars
Dissertation and grant proposal writing, submission, and revision
Conference participation
Oral dissemination opportunities (posters, conference presentations, at regional and national meetings)
Writing journal articles, developing publication strategies, responding to reviewers' comments
Writing policy briefs (testimony briefs, press releases)
Policy development
Stakeholder and community collaboration
Developing and implementing intervention programs
Job talks with cognitive debriefing

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Current as of October 2012
Internet Citation: Table 5: Health Services Research Core Competencies: Final Report 2008. October 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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