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As many as five students per pathway are selected in spring of the first year and work across all four years of medical school. Students are chosen by the Scholarship Pathways Program directors based on the merit of their project proposals. With the assistance of a faculty mentor, students develop plans for a paid summer externship and outline a longitudinal plan to complete requirements of a particular pathway.

Students will complete the following elements during the program:

  • Independent learning
  • Goal setting, prioritizing and time management
  • Critical thinking and data analysis
  • Practical experiences
  • Faculty-mentor relationships
  • Reflective journaling
  • Periodic structured coursework and seminars
  • Abstract preparation
  • Poster presentation
  • Submission of a scholarly product