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MD Program

Scholarly Concentrations Program (SCP)

Scholarly Concentrations Program (SCP)

Medical Education (eSC)

Medical Education

This concentration seeks to develop skills needed to become an outstanding educator- at conferences, at the bedside, and in the classroom. Concentration leaders help prepare students for careers as a medical teacher and leader; whether as a faculty member, resident-instructor, patient teacher, or community leader.  Students will become equipped to fulfill their roles as educators during their residency, as well as acquire a foundation of practical and theoretical pedagogical knowledge and skills to embark on careers as medical educators.


Students attend monthly meetings with student presentations and faculty leader lectures. Topics covered include but are not limited to: teaching methods applicable to medical education, strength and weaknesses of their own educational development, and how to write exam questions. Concentration leaders offer opportunities for students to become involved in educational projects and teaching both within the USF Morsani College of Medicine and in the community at all levels including elementary, high school, and undergraduate.

This concentration requires a Capstone Project that includes an additional educational requirement. Teaching in the Doctoring I, II, or III longitudinal electives or the Teaching in the Basic Sciences 1-month elective may be used to satisfy this requirement. Students are encouraged to become involved in research and to publish their projects as well as present at national and regional meetings.


●        Learning about and being involved in the medical education system of USF Morsani College of Medicine

●        Opportunity to be involved in summer teaching programs focused on teaching high school and undergraduate students

●        Opportunities for traveling abroad to examine medical education systems in other countries

●        Learning about, designing, and conducting medical education research studies and projects

●        Publication of scholarly work related to medical education research and activities

Examples of Student Scholarly Work 

“A comprehensive course reference book for medical students”  

“Introducing Poverty Simulation within a medical school curriculum”

“Assessing teamwork, communication, and comprehension in the pre-health scholars program using clinical problem solving and a flipped classroom”  

“The effects of maternal knowledge about pregnancy on delivery complications and birth outcomes in India”


Faculty Leadership

Danielle Gulick, PhD
Ali Sanati-Mehrizy, MD
Susan Pross, PhD
Shannon Bailey, PhD