Medical Education

Scholarly Concentrations Program

Scholarly concentrations offer unique opportunities for rigorous independent scholarship, interdisciplinary study, and mentored relationships across all four years at The Warren Alpert Medical School.

Scholarly Concentrations is an elective program through which Alpert medical students undertake rigorous independent scholarship in a cross-disciplinary field of interest related to medicine, public health, engineering, or a biomedically relevant topic in the sciences, arts, or humanities. 

The SC Program is a mentored, longitudinal program extending across all four academic years at AMS.  It represents an elective curricular element that provides students with additional opportunities to increase the skills and abilities defined by the medical education program objectives (Nine Abilities) through research, scholarly, and extracurricular experiences in one of twelve concentration areas.   A major goal of the SC Program is to provide structure, resources and mentorship for students who choose to conduct research in basic, clinical, or translational science or in areas outside the traditional research track such as global health, medical humanities, health disparities, or medical education.  The curriculum components of the program include, but are not limited to, concentration area meetings, weekly or monthly seminars, field trips, teaching opportunities, journal clubs, concentration related course electives and opportunities to distill information and orally present a summary of scholarly projects at annual academic poster symposium. 

If you are interested in learning more about the Scholarly Concentrations Program, please contact Julia Noguchi ([email protected]), Director of the Scholarly Concentrations Program, for more information.

Programs

This concentration allows scholars to develop a biomedical informatics solution that addresses a specific biomedical or health care challenge in collaboration with experts.
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The concentration in Caring for Underserved Communities focuses on the impact of social determinants of health, culture, language and poverty on health status and health disparities.
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The Global Health Scholarly Concentration educates medical students about the breadth and depth of global health, with an emphasis on populations in emphasis on populations in low and middle income countries characterized as resource-poor communities who are medically underserved.
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The Concentration on Lifestyle Medicine and Integrative Health seeks to encourage scholarly work in lifestyle medicine, which encompasses a wide variety of preventive modalities and methods in order to better educate and equip medical students with the knowledge and experience to become future leaders in the field of prevention of chronic disease.
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The Scholarly Concentration in LGBTQ Healthcare and Advocacy strives to delve deeper into the issues faced by all gender and sexual minority individuals at the intersections of their socioeconomic, political, racial, and ethnic backgrounds.
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The Scholarly Concentration in Medical Education allows students to gain a holistic view of medical education in the context of academic medicine and clinical care.
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The Scholarly Concentration in Medical Humanities and Ethics provide tools for fostering critical thinking skills, encourages respect for different and differing opinions, nurtures passion and curiosity, and fosters cross disciplinary discourse.
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The Scholarly Concentration in Medical Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship imparts students with a set of unique core competencies to lead them in the high technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship workplace.
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The Medical Journalism and Physician Communications Scholarly Concentration will offer guidance, support and structure to medical students interested in all aspects of medical writing and communicating.
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Translational Research in Medicine (TRM) mentors medical scientists throughout their by providing opportunities for early engagement in applied clinical research across the university and hospital populations.
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The Scholarly Concentration in Women’s Reproductive Health prepares graduates to promote and advance women's reproductive health through patient care, education, research, and advocacy.
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