The vision of RISE is to significantly contribute to improving both national and global health outcomes by guiding our students’ growth as scholars. To realize this vision, the goal of RISE is to create the guiding environment that fosters the spirit of scientific inquiry across USF Health such that the students develop a lifelong scholarly approach to the practice of medicine. RISE acknowledges and is indebted to the commitment and support of the USF Health and affiliate faculty who are crucial to the success of our students and the mission of Morsani College of Medicine.

Specifically, the office of RISE acts as a centralized resource to promote and support students and their faculty mentors engaged in research, scholarship, innovation and creative endeavors. The office guides and supports students and faculty in the Scholarly Concentrations Program, the SELECT program and individual medical students by providing:

  1. High yield resources for academic success
  2. Educational support to gain expertise in study design and biostatistics
  3. Education and training to acquire success skills, such as verbal and written presentations skills
  4. Assistance with the process of identifying a research mentor and available research project(s)
  5. Opportunities to showcase scholarly accomplishments
  6. Networking opportunities

Scholarly activities including research, business endeavors, innovation, technology, and creative Arts and Humanities need to be documented via the Archivum platform once the student is enrolled.

See What MCOM Students Are Doing

Some of the scholarly projects being done by MCOM's current (and graduated) medical students can be found under the Student & Faculty Showcase. The impressiveness of the student accomplishments listed is demonstrated by presentations at local and national meetings, publications in peer-reviewed journals, creative endeavors, and sustainable service projects.

Student Spotlight

2017 Thomas & Elizabeth Flannery/William & Mary Tibbels Scholarly Award Recipient
Concentration: International Medicine
Capstone:  Mothers for Mutare: Community-based RUTF Manufacture and Nutrition Training for Relief of Pediatric Malnutrition in Mutare, Zimbabwe
Mentor: Lynette Menezes, PhD
Match: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC