SCP students are required to complete a scholarly capstone project (also referred to as the senior or final project) by early March of their fourth year. A capstone project is developed by the student under the auspices of the SC leader(s) and/or project mentor. It requires addressing a question pertinent to the field of study in the scholarly concentration, including plans for assessment of results and impact. Students must gain approval for their capstone project from both their faculty mentors and from the director of the SCP. This capstone project may be a paper, a presentation, or a service to MCOM and it should demonstrate the student’s growth through analytic, leadership, or creative processes. Some student project proposals may be of an original design while others may stem from grants initiated by their mentors. Whereas most projects are of an individual effort, some may be group projects. Separate proposals must be submitted by each member of a group project. In all cases, either individual or group, the students must clarify their specific roles in the project. Capstone projects have included working in a biomedical research laboratory, assessing clinical efficacy of different therapeutic modalities, creating systems for better treatment of the underserved, developing learning modules for students in the MCOM pre-matriculation program, and improving systems to ensure patient safety.View some examples of SCP Capstone Projects from previous classes.