Systems and Scholarship

The Systems and Scholarship curriculum spans the 4-year medical education program and integrates the knowledge and skills of research and health systems science and the competency domains of Research & Scholarship and Systems-based Practice. During the pre-clerkship phase, classroom and community experiences are designed to introduce students to key population health concepts including epidemiology, biostatistics, community assessment, health risk behavior, and social-environmental determinants of health. Additionally, students prepare for and complete 12 weeks of their required 16-week mentored research experience. During the clerkship and advanced clinical experience phases, students continue their study of health systems science throughout their required curricular experiences and culminate the research component of the Systems and Scholarship curriculum by completing their mentored research and an MD thesis.