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Medical Student Scholars Program

The College of Medicine offers first-year medical students an opportunity to participate in the Medical Student Scholars Program (MSSP) throughout medical school. This is an effort to recognize the diversity of student interests at UCCOM and to allow highly-motivated students the option of exploring a medically-related topic in-depth throughout their four years in medical school.

Students accepted into a MSSP path are engaged in preceptor-supervised educational experience within a circumscribed area of interest. They participate in clinical and didactic activities that go above and beyond the required components of the medical school curriculum. Students who successfully complete all MSSP requirements have the MSSP distinction mentioned during the Honors Day ceremony when they are awarded their medical degree.

For students wishing to apply to an MSSP, descriptions of each MSSP are in the listing below. The application process will open on August 14, 2024, following the Virtual Open House. Thedeadline for submission is October 4, 2024.  You may apply by logging into MedOneStop, then click on the Extracurricular tab and select MSSP Application & Tracking. 

Instructions on accessing and using the MSSP application and tracking page on MedOneStop can be found on this document MSSP MedOneStop Student Instructions (PDF).

The linked Informational PowerPoint with MSSP key points (PPT), will assist with UCCOM requirements for all MSSP's.

For faculty wanting to create a new Medical Student Scholars Program, please contact Gina Burg ( for more information.

The current Medical Student Scholars Program options are:

Cardiovascular Medicine
Child and Adolescent Health
Emergency Medicine
Family Medicine
Geriatric Health
Infectious Diseases
Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine
Medical Education
Ophthalmology Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery
Psychiatry - Behavioral Neuroscience
Women’s Health

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