Discovery Pathways Program

The Tracks

To complete a Track in the Discovery Pathways Program students must perform at least 10 weeks of research, supervised by a faculty mentor, during medical school.

tracks

This may include the following:

9/24/2020

Discovery Pathways Track Info Session

Watch the recorded Information Session to learn more.

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  • Ten weeks of research performed in the summer between year 1 & 2 of medical school through the Medical Student Research Program. Summer Research Fellowship Scholarships are available to support the student during this time period.
  • Workshops; courses; meetings; “field experience”.
  • Research during the 4th year can be done by registering for Independent Study electives.

Track Descriptions

NIKOLAUS GRAVENSTEIN, SHARMA BLANKA, KYLE ALLEN

Business and Innovation in Medicine

The Business and Innovation in Medicine track is vital to providing UF students with the insights and tools to recognize and pursue improvement opportunities and medical inventions.

LINDSEY THOMPSON

Health Outcomes and Policy Track

This pathway is designed to help students answer the following crucial questions:What works? For which patients or populations? Under what circumstances?

ELIZABETH DEVOS and MEGHAN NODURFT-FROMAN

Local, Global Health Equity Track – LGHET

Students will gain an understanding of the environmental, social, cultural, political, economic and health system determinants of the health of individuals and population groups both in the US and abroad.

LOU ANN COOPER

Medical Education Track

Designed to expose students interested in education and academic medicine to the scholarship of teaching and learning in a medical/clinical environment.

LAUREN SOLBERG

Medical Ethics and Law Track

The Discovery Pathway in Medical Ethics and Law is a formal track in the University of Florida College of Medicine curriculum designed to provide students with a more in-depth look at legal and ethical issues in patient care and/or research.

NINA STOYAN-ROSENZWEIG and PAULETTE HAHN

Medical Humanities Track

Students who complete the Medical Humanities Pathway will understand the breadth of medical humanities and how the humanities are used in medical practice, medical education, healthcare, and in the larger societies.

GREGORY SCHULTZ, SALEEM ISLAM, SCOTT BERCELI

MSRP/Biomedical, Clinical and Translational

The Biomedical, Clinical, and Translational Research Track is a pathway is designed to help students investigate and answer various types of important medical questions.

CAROLYN HOLLAND and MICHELE LOSSIUS

Patient Safety and Quality Track

The Patient Safety and Quality Track is intended to prepare students to participate in one of the key trans-formative movements in American healthcare.

IRENE ESTORES and Brian Cooke

Promoting Resilience in Medicine – PRIMe

An experiential course to learn the science and practice of several mind-body practices such as meditation, guided imagery, autogenic training, breath work, art, music, and movement.

Discovery Tracks Award of Distinction Application

If you have participated in a Discovery track during your time at UF and qualify for the award, please complete the online application by 3/25/2020.

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