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Scholarly Concentrations

CMSRU is pleased to offer medical students the option of participating in one of six areas of Scholarly Concentration. Current CMSRU medical students in good academic standing are eligible, with the endorsement of their College Advisors.

The goals of the Scholarly Concentrations are as follows:

  • To explore and develop career interests, especially academic interests
  • To enhance participation in research or other scholarly activities
  • To individualize learning
  • To develop longitudinal mentoring relationships
  • To improve self-efficacy
  • To formally convey interests and skill sets to residency programs

Participation in a Scholarly Concentration is optional, requiring approximately 120 hours of extracurricular and elective curricular work above and beyond the requirements of the MD degree. Students typically apply for a Scholarly Concentration in January of M1 year, participate in activities throughout medical school, and complete a related Capstone project in their senior year.