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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 national and global health outcomes by guiding our students’ growth as scholars. To realize this vision, the goal of RISE is to create a guiding environment that fosters the spirit of scientific inquiry across USF Health such that the students develop a lifelong scholarly approach to 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 presentation 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, must be documented via the Archivum platform once the student is enrolled. 

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MCOM Student Accomplishments

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.

USF Health RISE Program promotes access to active research 

Third-year medical student Kareen Zuhdi presents his research findings to MCOM Vice Dean Dr. Bryan Bognar.

The USF Health RISE (Research, Innovation and Scholarly Endeavors) program launched in 2015, it’s housed within the MCOM’s Department of Medical Education.

It facilitates and promotes access to active research and provides services such as consultations for study design, statistical analysis, writing scientific publications, presentations at local and national conferences, and, in many cases, leads to first authorships for medical students.

Learn more about how the RISE Program creates life-long learners.

Bulls on the RISE

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