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Office of Medical Education

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.  This is also noted in their MSPE for application to residency training programs.

For students wishing to apply to an MSSP, please refer to the listing below. Applications and Informational sheets can be found under each listing. Be sure to submit your application to the designated administrator and/or director.

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

  • Geriatric Health

  • Nephrology

  • Neuroscience

  • Nutrition

  • Psychiatry-Behavioral Neuroscience

  • Pulmonary

  • Women’s Health