About the Program

The College of Medicine Discovery Pathways Program

The Discovery Pathways Program is an optional program for medical students to build a portfolio of accomplishment and scholarship in a defined area acceptable to pathway leadership.

The overall goals of Discovery Pathways are:

  • Expose medical students to research and begin their training as Clinician Scientists
  • Allow students to perform an extended research project within their 4 year medical school curriculum, and graduate with their classmates.
  • Students may apply for Graduation with Honors in Research and the Craig Tisher MD Faculty in Research Prize in their fourth year of medical school.
  • Be flexible enough so that students may choose to extend their research experience beyond the primary track and pursue the MD/Ph.D. program.