It is anticipated that all students will devote one or two half-days per week in the1st and 2nd years with concentrated time on the project in the summer between the 1st and 2nd years and/or the early blocks in the 4th year.
All students in the program will do a capstone poster presentation at the Tulane University Health Sciences Research Days in the spring of their 4th year.
There will be two major components to a student's grade in the DeBakey Scholars Program.
Program Rubrics for evaluation criteria: Ability to meet established benchmarks for each program year.
Below Expectations:Student does not meet established benchmarks for each Year of Program.
Meets Expectations: Student meets established benchmarks for each year of Program.
Exceeds Expectations: Student markedly exceeds established benchmarks for each year of Program.
Product: There are 3 parts to the final product.
Paper Summarizing Project: 10 to 25 pages depending on the thematic theme, or a published paper in a peer reviewed journal. Most projects will have a paper length of 10 pages. Projects that use critical analysis methodology (like for the humanities) will be longer.
Poster: For most projects, the poster will summarize the research paper. For projects in the arts, the poster will include a brief description of the project and the dates/location of your presentation.
Presentation: For most projects – presentation of a poster including a brief project summary and being able to answer questions. For projects in the arts, the presentation will be the actual exhibit or performance followed or preceded by a summary of the work and answering questions.