College hosts 3-Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition

The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy pharmaceutical sciences graduate program hosted a 3-Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition on Jan. 18 in the Riffe Classroom.

3MT® is an academic competition for doctoral and master’s students engaged in their own research, summarizing it to an educated layperson in three minutes or less using pre-determined guidelines. A panel of judges scored each student to determine the top awardee.

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Several pharmaceutical sciences graduate students presented their research during the competition. Monetary awards were given to first, second and third place.

The winner of this competition will compete at the 3MT® university competition on Feb. 7.

The winners of the College of Pharmacy 3MT® were:

1st place: isaac karel.

isaac karel and jim fuchs posing in front of projector screen

2nd place: Jack Stromatt

jack stromatt and jim fuchs posing in front of projector screen

3rd place: Lillian Cool

lillian cool and jim fuchs posing in front of projectr screen

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5th Annual 3 Minute Thesis

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On Thursday, November 12 st from 3:30-5:30 pm via Carmen Zoom, MCDB will be hosting the 5 th annual 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) event! 

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Dissertations and Theses

The dissertation is the hallmark of the research expertise demonstrated by a doctoral student. It is a scholarly contribution to knowledge in the student’s area of specialization. By researching and writing a dissertation, the student is expected to demonstrate a high level of knowledge and the capability to function as an independent scholar. 

A thesis is a hallmark of some master’s programs. It is a piece of original research, generally less comprehensive than a dissertation, and is meant to show the student’s knowledge of an area of specialization.  

Document Preparation

PhD and master’s students are responsible for meeting all requirements for preparing theses and dissertations. They are expected to confer with their advisors about disciplinary and program expectations and to follow Graduate School procedure requirements.

The Graduate School’s format review is in place to help the document submission process go smoothly for the student. Format reviews for PhD dissertations and master’s theses can be done remotely or in-person. The format review is required at or before the two-week notice of the final defense. 

Access and Distribution

Ohio State has agreements with two organizations— OhioLINK   and   ProQuest/UMI Dissertation Publishing —that store and provide access to Ohio State theses and dissertations.  

Examinations

Graduate degree examinations are a major milestone in all graduate students’ pursuit of their graduate degree. Much hinges on the successful completion of these examinations, including the ability to continue in a graduate program. 

The rules and processes set by the Graduate School ensure the integrity of these examinations for graduate students, the graduate faculty, and for Ohio State. 

Final Semester

During your final semester as a graduate student there are many activities that lead up to commencement and receiving your degree. Complete the final semester checklist and learn more about commencement activities.

Graduation Calendar

Select your expected graduation term below to see specific dates concerning when to apply for graduation, complete your examinations and reports, submit approved thesis and dissertation, commencement, and the end-of semester deadline.

Applications to Graduate Due 1  : January 26, 2024

Examinations and Reports completed by 2  : April 12, 2024

Approved thesis and dissertation submitted and accepted by 3  : April 19, 2024

Commencement 4  : May 5, 2024

End of Semester Deadline 5  : May 6, 2024

Applications to Graduate Due 1  : May 24, 2024

Examinations and Reports completed by 2  : July 12, 2024

Approved thesis and dissertation submitted and accepted by 3  : July 19, 2024

Commencement 4  : August 4, 2024

End of Semester Deadline 5  : August 19, 2024

Applications to Graduate Due 1  : September 6, 2024

Examinations and Reports completed by 2  : November 22, 2024

Approved thesis and dissertation submitted and accepted by 3  : November 27, 2024

Commencement 4  : December 15, 2024

End of Semester Deadline 5  : January 3, 2025

Applications to Graduate Due 1  : January 24, 2025

Examinations and Reports completed by 2  : April 11, 2025

Approved thesis and dissertation submitted and accepted by 3  : April 18, 2025

Commencement 4  : May 4, 2025

End of Semester Deadline 5  : May 5, 2025

1  Applications to graduate include current semester or End-of-Semester deadline. Applications must be received by close of business.

2 Format reviews may occur electronically or in person at the Graduate School during announced business hours.  Both options require submitting a digital version of the dissertation or DMA document draft in a PDF format to  [email protected] .  

3  Approved documents must be submitted via OhioLINK and accepted by the Graduate School by the close of business before the Report on Final Document will be processed.

4  Students not attending commencement must complete the commencement section on the Application to Graduate to indicate how their diploma should be disbursed.

5  A degree applicant who does not meet published graduation deadlines but who does complete all degree requirements by the last business day prior to the first day of classes for the following semester or summer term will graduate the following semester or summer term without registering or paying fees

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Educational Research Series

The Educational Research Series (ERS) of the Educator Development Program (EDP) is an 11-month Drake Institute endorsed program that combines virtual workshops, independent work, and personalized one-on-one consultation services to help faculty learn the research process as it relates to health professions education. The goal of ERS is for faculty to design and prepare to conduct educational research; in doing so, faculty will develop greater autonomy in navigating various stages of educational research.

Program Overview

The Educator Develop Program-Educational Research Series (EDP-ERS) program is intended to develop College of Medicine and School of Health Rehabilitation Sciences faculty into leaders in the medical education field. Requirements for the program include:  

  • Completing the core curriculum of the five sessions,   
  • Attending or viewing five EDP-ERS Spotlight sessions,   
  • Attending five one-on-one meetings with an OCS specialist, and   
  • Completing the capstone project of preparing an IRB submission.   

Timeline: This course is self-paced and should be completed within one calendar year. 

Participant Outcomes

Participants will design, and prepare to conduct, their own educational research over the course of the program. By the end of the program, each participant will complete an educational research project. Participants will work with ERS instructors to develop the learning objectives and deliverables (e.g., Institutional Review Board [IRB] protocol; grant proposal; manuscript) for their educational research project based on their interests and career goals.

Learning Objectives

Where teaching and scholarship meet: an introduction to educational research .

What is educational research? How can faculty get started on an educational research project? An introduction to the educational research process as it applies to health sciences education.  

Learning Objectives 

  • Define educational research. 
  • Compare and contrast educational and clinical research. 
  • Define educational innovation. 
  • Articulate the expectations for authors 

Beginning Medical Education Research  

What are the early steps in beginning to pursue a medical education research project? Here is how to prepare an IRB application, develop a research question, and how to utilize the literature to guide your study. 

  • Identify steps in the IRB application process 
  • Develop a measurable research question 
  • Synthesize literature for conceptual framework 

Quantitative Methods for Educational Research 

What test is appropriate when comparing the outcomes of multiple groups? This module will discuss the type of variables used in quantitative research, the importance of descriptive statistics, and how to use inferential statistics. Survey research is also frequently used by researchers and will be covered in this module. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Identify the different type of variables used in quantitative research 
  • Implement appropriate inference statistical tests for research studies 
  • Design an effective survey 

Qualitative Methods for Educational Research 

What about studies with rich data points and small sample sizes? Qualitative studies have small sample sizes but collect richer data that can provide meaning that has more breadth and depth than quantitative studies.  

  • Identify different types of qualitative methodologies in research. 
  • Implement appropriate approaches to gather qualitative data for research studies. 
  • Describe an effective research model using qualitative methods. 

Disseminating Educational Research

During this Cohort Workshop, you will learn strategies and considerations for disseminating your educational research to the academic community. 

  • Identify appropriate outlets for educational research 
  • Write effective conference proposals 
  • Navigate the peer-reviewed journal process 

Target Audience

Novice and Advanced Beginners in educational research

  • Novices may be aware of educational research skills but are unable to discuss or apply the skills in any detail.
  • Advanced Beginners understand and can discuss much but not all of the terminology, concepts, and issues related to educational research skills, but they need to be coached through the application of the skills.

Eligibility

All faculty in the College of Medicine, including the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (HRS)

Certification

  • Up to 10 total hours of category A CME credit
  • Certification from the College of Medicine’s Center for FAME and Office of Curriculum and Scholarship

Program Syllabus

Download the syllabus here.

Application

Apply here.

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Events and Awards

Discover upcoming events and competitions for undergraduate researchers at Ohio State along with awards granted by our office.

Events and Competitions

3 Minute Thesis Competition 2022

3-Minute Thesis Competition

AURF 2022

Autumn Undergraduate Research Festival

Denman 2023

Denman Undergraduate Research Forum

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Spring Undergraduate Research Festival

Mentor Award 2023

Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award

NC State

Prottasha Wins People’s Choice Award at NC State’s 3-Minute Thesis Competition

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Congratulations, Prottasha, on winning the People’s Choice Award at the 3-Minute Thesis competition at NC State University! Your innovative work on injectable hydrogels is truly inspiring. Well done! 🌟 Here’s the link to the presentation: NC State 2023 Three Minute Thesis People’s Choice Winner, Prottasha Sarker

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  7. Educational Research Series

    The Educator Develop Program-Educational Research Series (EDP-ERS) program is intended to develop College of Medicine and School of Health Rehabilitation Sciences faculty into leaders in the medical education field. Requirements for the program include: Completing the core curriculum of the five sessions, Attending or viewing five EDP-ERS ...

  8. Three Minute Thesis® Competition

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    Thanks to the Judges. We want to offer thanks to the contest judges who helped make this contest possible and willingly support graduate education at OSU. Thank you to all the judges! View the 12 videos for the finalist of the 2020 Three Minute Thesis® university competition at OSU.

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    Congratulations, Prottasha, on winning the People's Choice Award at the 3-Minute Thesis competition at NC State University! Your innovative work on injectable hydrogels is truly inspiring. Well done! 🌟 Here's the link to the presentation: NC State 2023 Three Minute Thesis People's Choice Winner, Prottasha Sarker. Published in General ...