Research and scholarly activity is of paramount importance in the academic realms of the biomedical sciences, clinical sciences, and educational sciences. BCOM supports and encourages the active pursuit of research in the biomedical and clinical sciences, in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, and in medical education. Over the course of the four-year curriculum, all students will be expected to complete a student-developed project to be published/presented prior to graduation. To accomplish this, students will receive didactic instruction in research methods and biostatistics, participate in article reviews and discussion, and will be partnered with a faculty member who will serve as a research mentor. Areas of research may vary from basic biomedical (bench) work, to clinical studies, to epidemiology and public health, and to advances in medical education.