Scholar Series

With single GME accreditation system, there is a need to develop scholarly work within osteopathic training programs. Although many forms of scholarly work are available, the "Scholar Series" focuses on the skills needed to create a scholarly environment and help meet residents' program requirements (IV.B.1. The curriculum must advance residents’ knowledge of the basic principles of research, including  how research is conducted, evaluated, explained to patients, and applied to patient care.) See the list of ACGME requirements by specialty.

In addition to residents, attending physicians  and medical students will find the series valuable. The videos can also be used by residency directors for faculty development within your institution or just to learn more about the research process.

Start with the Scholar 7 series, then proceed to Scholar 4.

Scholar 7

Scholar 7 LogoScholar 7 is a series of seven video workshops that you may start and end at any time. The program leads the viewers into the scholarly process. You will be taught that initiating a research project is not difficult. You will be shown how to develop a hypothesis, create specific aims, preliminary data, materials and methods, and conclusions. The completed document will serve as your Institutional Review Board (IRB) submission and grant proposal (though the IRB submission process may vary from institution to institution).

As of July 28, 2017, Scholar 7 is approved by the American Osteopathic Association for 3.25 hours of category 1-A credit. To receive the free credit you must sign-in and view the video series (and complete the test) at https://aoaonlinelearning.osteopathic.org/.

Get access to the SCHOLAR 7 videos without CME.

Session Titles

Session 1: Getting Started with Fun Items (34:15 minutes)

Session 2: Introduction, Hypothesis, Specific Aims (34:15 minutes)

Session 3: Preliminary Data (18:30 minutes)

Session 4: Materials and Methods (23:51 minutes)

Session 5: Conclusions (14 minutes)

Session 6: IRB Review of Application (37:41 minutes)

Session 7: Final Review and Wrap Up (40:09 minutes) 

Scholar 4

Scholar 4 is the second set of videos, released in 2017, to help continue the scholarly process. This series provides the style and floorplan of a proper abstract, poster, manuscript and oral presentation. Use the four lectures toward the mid-academic year or whenever you are ready to submit.

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Session 1: Abstract Development (42:05 minutes)

Session 2: Poster Development (46.44 minutes)

Session 3: Oral Presentation (51 minutes)

Session 4: Manuscript Development (55:27 minutes)

Get access to the SCHOLAR 4 videos without CME.

As of August 22, 2017, Scholar 4 is approved by the American Osteopathic Association for 3.25 hours of category 1-A credit. To receive the free credit you must sign-in and view the video series (and complete the test) at the AOA online learning site.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Hostoffer or Dr. Peppers for assistance. Scholar 4 and Scholar 7 sessions review basic concepts of developing a scholarly culture within your institution. This valuable information was developed by physicians for physicians and is intended for free and public use. Please share these videos and information with others who would benefit from sound guidance and support toward professional scholarly activity.

About the Presenters

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Robert W. Hostoffer, Jr., DO

Hostoffer, who practices in Cleveland, is a nationally recognized expert in allergic and immunologic disorders affecting both children and adults. He is a clinical assistant professor in pediatrics at Case Western Reserve and program director of the Pediatric and Adult Allergy/Immunology (A/I) Fellowship at University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center, the first AOA-accredited A/I program in the US. The program ranks in the top 20 percent of all A/I programs in the nation.

A leader in the medical profession, Hostoffer is a past president of the Ohio Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians, Cleveland Academy of Osteopathic Medicine, and Cleveland Allergy Society. He is the recipient of many awards, including honorary fellow status in the American College of Osteopathic Internists and 2015 Pediatrician of the Year by the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians.

Brian P. Peppers, DO, PhD

Peppers is a board certified pediatrician and chief fellow of the Pediatric and Adult Allergy and Immunology Fellowship created and led by Dr. Hostoffer. He has an extensive research background from his PhD in organic chemistry, post doctoral work with adjuvant design and synthesis for vaccines and medical research on projects ranging from case reports to bench.

As an emerging leader in the medical profession, Peppers helps medical programs design research projects and increase their overall proficiencies in research. His current work in the Scholar 7 and Scholar 4 program is to help identify and remove barriers that hinder and deter participants from pursuing their scholarly goals.

Peppers is a 2011 graduate of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine - Bradenton. 

Devi K. Jhaveri, DO

Jhaveri completed her medical school training at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens. She served a pediatric residency at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland and an allergy/immunology fellowship at University Hospital, Regional Medical Center in Richmond Heights, Ohio. 

Currently, Jhaveri is an associate partner at Allergy/Immunology Associates Inc. in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. She is a clinical instructor at Case Western Reserve University and assistant program director of the allergy/immunology fellowship at University Hospital.