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MD Program

Scholarly Concentrations Program (SCP)

Scholarly Concentrations Program (SCP)

About the Scholarly Concentrations Program

Scholarly Concentrations Program

SCP Director’s Welcome 

The Scholarly Concentrations Program (SCP) is an academic elective program for students to focus on areas of interest beyond the Medical School core curriculum and fosters the development of scholarship for a lifelong academic approach to the practice of medicine. The SCP allows students to engage in individualized scholarly projects according to their interests and passions. Participation in the SCP starts in years 1 and 2 when students enroll in the required Scholarly Concentration Course (SCC), choosing one of eleven concentrations. Students may elect to continue with the program in years 3 and 4 to conclude their scholarly projects and graduate with distinction in SCP.

The SCP facilitates self-directed learning and provides opportunities for the development of research success skills, team building, and faculty mentorship. It provides a forum where diversity of ideas and perspectives are valued. Each concentration includes elements of coursework, practical applications, 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 lifelong scholar as you move forward in your career.

Susan Pross, PhD
SCP Co-Director

Ingrid Bahner, PhD
SCP Co-Director