Supported through Research, Innovation & Scholarly Endeavors (RISE), the Scholarly Concentrations Program (SCP) is an academic elective program for students to focus on areas of interests beyond the Medical School core curriculum that enhances the overall training for medical students. It allows the student to diversify, specialize and individualize a program to realize their interests.
The SCP aims to support the educational development of medical students by providing opportunities for scholarly endeavors in areas of special interest. This program facilitates self-directed learning, enhances interactions between students and encourages relationships between students and faculty. It provides a forum where diversity of ideas and perspectives are valued. Each concentration includes elements of course work, practical application, scholarly presentations and projects allowing for a 4-year scholarly experience.
The directors, faculty leaders and staff welcome you to embrace the challenges of discovery and scholarship. We expect that this program will broaden your horizon such that you will have a greater understanding and sensitivity to the medical journeys of your patients. Ultimately, we hope that you will be a life-long scholar as you move forward in your career.
Susan Pross, PhD
Ingrid Bahner, PhD