Scholarly Concentrations

Scholarly Concentrations


Law & Medicine

This concentration seeks to have the student appreciate the legal aspects of medicine. Students will learn what regulations govern them, how those regulations come to be, and how they are enforced. Students will gain the knowledge and tools to understand where their practice of medicine fits in the regulatory state vis-a-vis individual practices and healthcare policy. It is hoped that this concentration will improve healthcare delivery and practice by producing physicians well-versed in the legal aspects of medicine.

Curriculum

Years 1-4

9 Modules over 4 years. Each module composed of

  • Journal club (number of required Canvas entries varies by MS year)
  • Selected readings (6-8 hour module)
  • Group discussions (at least twice/module)
  • Invited lectures (prn 1-2 hours/module)
  • Other-site visits, special lectures (prn 0-3 hrs)
  • Log (1 log for entire concentration)

Scholarly opportunities include:

  • Black Robe Day
    Student Presentations
  • Scholarly Projects (completion by MSIV year)
  • Summer clerkship mentorships

Faculty Leadership

Directors

Jay Wolfson, Dr.PH, JD,
jwolfson@health.usf.edu

Megan Monroe, JD, MA
mmonroe@health.usf.edu