Scholarly Concentrations Program (SCP)

Scholarly Concentrations Program (SCP)

Medicine & Gender (mgSC)


This concentration seeks to engage the student in a comprehensive experience of educational, research and community activities with the goal of achieving competency in gender-specific medicine; the science of how normal human biology differs between men and women, and how gender impacts the healthcare of the individual. Students are expected to develop expertise and proficiency in many of the emerging fields of gender-specific medicine including topics in anatomy, physiology and behavior. Students will learn to recognize and address gender biases in healthcare delivery and facilitate making sound medical decisions based on these gender-specific issues.


Students will meet regularly with their mentors and peers for lectures and work-in-progress sessions on research projects. The program will have three overlapping components:

  1. Monthly seminars, presentations by top scholars in the field.
  2. Research: clinical and laboratory experience, conference presentation and publication.
  3. Community service

Faculty Leadership

Vanessa Hux, MD

Sophie Darch, PhD