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MD Program

Scholarly Concentrations Program (SCP)

Scholarly Concentrations Program (SCP)

Biomedical Research (rSC)

Biomedical Research

This concentration engages the scientific curiosity of students interested in clinical, translational and basic science research and begins to develop future physician scientists. At the conclusion of the program, students will have successfully completed a research project and will be prepared to undertake, and critically evaluate clinical, translational or basic science research.  Graduating students will be on a life-long journey in their development as physician scientists during their residency and beyond.


Students attend a series of discussions to help them become successful in the field of research. These include, but are not limited to: research methods and scientific inquiry, proposal development, how to write an abstract, and how to develop your CV. Each member of the rSC is required to present an abstract of their research work at one of the rSC meetings with peer and faculty feedback given to strengthen their presentation skills. A summer project is undertaken between the first and second year to develop their research skills. Additional research time is strongly encouraged during the remaining years in school.

A publication is the required culmination in the rSC concentration. Students are strongly encouraged to become involved in research, scholarly publication, and presentation/attendance at medicine-related conferences in their chosen fields of study. Students are encouraged to publish their SCP capstone projects in a peer reviewed scientific journal and present their abstracts at national and local meetings. Students are encouraged to attend seminars/lectures in other departments/colleges such as their departmental field of interests, these may include, but are not limited to Grand Rounds, Morning Report, Fellows Conferences, and MCOM research presentations.


  • Support, advising and mentoring to find a project and mentor at USF MCOM.
  • Develop research success skills

Examples of Student Scholarly Work

  • Chlamydia Pneumoniae Infections in an Immunocompetent Patient Compared to a Neutropenic Cancer Patient – A case Series and Review of the Literature
  • Electrostatic Complementarity of B-cell Receptor CDR3a and TP53 Mutant Amino Acids in Breast Cancer is Associated with Increased Disease-Free Survival Rates
  • Acetabular Development and Hip Subluxation in Pediatric Patients after Proximal Femoral Endoprosthetic Replacement with a Non-Invasive Expandable Device


Faculty Leadership

Ingrid Bahner, PhD
Dawn Schocken, PhD, MPH
Anthony Cannella, MD
Matthias Majetschak, MD, PhD