BECS Quick Clinic

The BECS Quick Clinic is a free resource for GW-based faculty, medical residents and fellows, and staff working with GW faculty. Now the clinic is also available to GW PhD and DrPH students who have statistical questions connected with their dissertations on health topics. The purpose of the Quick Clinic is to handle health-related statistical and data management questions that can typically be answered within a one-hour session.   If you are not sure whether your question can be answered quickly, feel free to attend the clinic anyway.  If the answer requires more time, we can advise you on next steps.  Here are examples of typical questions that might be answered within a session:

  • Based on a medical record review, I would like to compare the profiles of patients who received 1 of 2 treatments.  What significance tests should I use?
  • My manuscript was conditionally accepted for publication provided that I do a Wilcoxon Rank Sum test to compare 2 groups.  How do I do this test?
  • What sample size do I need to conduct a study comparing 2 groups?
  • I am a research assistant helping a faculty member analyze their data using SAS.  The results do not make sense to me.  Can you help me understand whether there is an error in my programming?

The clinics are available by appointment during the fall and spring semesters. To see available times and schedule an appointment, click on the link below.


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Note: If you are planning to write a grant application, or if you are certain that you will need more than a one hour consultation, instead of the Quick Clinic, you will need to use one of the other service request options here.