Master’s Capstone Project

Master’s Capstone Project

Completion of a Master’s capstone project is required of UF PA students in their clinical year. Students work in pairs or individually to answer a clinical question relevant to medical practice. Under the mentorship of a faculty advisor students develop their ideas with the goal to implement original research, provide a service, education, or quality improvement project, or develop an indepth systematic review of the existing literature with publication in mind. Student must demonstrate skills in scientific writing of an abstract and manuscript. The capstone project is introduced in conjunction with the Evidence-Based Medicine (PAS 5013) course at the end of the first year and concludes with presentations of instructional posters at the end of the Fall semester. Students may opt to apply for presenting their posters in UF’s annual College of Medicine Research Poster Session in the spring.