• List the key attributes of an appropriate research question.
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of the longitudinal cohort studies, case-control studies, and randomized clinical trials.
  • Understand the basic principles of article publication and manuscript review processes.
  • Describe how to critically read research papers, understanding the main sources of bias and confounding, as well as the clinical impact of different research findings.
  • List the attributes of a good mentor and the key principles of a successful mentor-mentee relationship.
  • Describe the process for promotion from Assistant to full Professor and the “currency” of academic faculty for career advancement.
  • Use the basic functions of a statistical software package.