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MD Program

Research, Innovation & Scholarly Endeavors (RISE)


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What is RISE? 

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, residents, fellows,  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.

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  • See What MCOM Students Are Doing

    RISE is proud to showcase the scholarly endeavors of MCOM students. Effort is made to highlight scholarly work from diverse avenues of inquiry. As such, students may be recognized for research, novel innovations, creative contributions, sustainable service projects, and educational additions to the curriculum.

    Introduced to the Morsani College of Medicine in academic year 2016-2017, an initiative was established to recognize medical students who have been notably successful in scholarly endeavors. Qualifying students will be honored for scholarly achievements through induction into the Robert A. Good Honor Society (RGHS).

    Some of the scholarly projects being done by MCOM's graduated medical students in the Scholarly Concentrations Program 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.



Bulls on the RISE


The Bulls on the RISE announcements showcase student and mentor achievements on a bi-monthly basis.