Any changes to the student’s status (including illness/injury, academic issues, and professionalism issues) after the awarding of a summer scholarly award will be re-assessed and acted upon. Students are required to inform the RISE Directors, SCP Faculty Leaders, and Project Mentors if they cannot fulfill the obligations of their scholarly projects due to academic remediation issues. Summer awards are subject to review with possible pro-rating of the summer award amount or withdrawal of the award based on the student’s status.
Scholarly project proposals are to be submitted electronically and are reviewed by the RISE Project Review Committee. Projects submitted will be assessed based on the following evaluative criteria:
The student must present a well-defined scholarly project proposal in order to be considered for funding. Some student project proposals may be of an original design while others may stem from grants initiated by their mentors. Whereas most projects are of an individual effort, some may be group projects. Separate proposals must be submitted by each member of a group project. In all cases, either individual or group, the student must clarify their specific role in the project. The link to the application platform will be shared with students via USF Health email in January.
The student is to write a narrative for their project that includes the following:
Scholarly projects involving human subject research conducted outside of USF require IRB approval from both institutions. This may result in approval delays particularly for research conducted outside the US that involve ethical review boards as these may work differently from the US IRB process.
When performing or presenting research outside of the US, medical students must comply with the rules and regulations as documented on the Medicine International website. Be sure to allow enough time and make sure you are aware of all required documentation prior to embarking.
Expectations for this summer program for both the students and mentors will be conveyed via email along with an assessment component for the mentor. It is assumed that the students will be working longer than the funded time on the project.
Mentors are to:
Future expectations would be to assist the medical student with presentations for the Annual Student Symposium, USF Health Research Day, and local and national meetings.