Discovery Pathways 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.
Discovery Pathways Track Info Session
Watch the recorded Information Session to learn more.
- 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.
Francois Modave, Chris Giordano, Meghan Brennan and Ben Shickel
Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
In the Artificial Intelligence in Medicine track, the students will gain an understanding of the main domains that are relevant to Artificial Intelligence in medicine, including elements of biomedical informatics, focused on data structures, standards, information, and knowledge, foundations of AI, introduction to computing tools to support AI in medicine, model development, testing, validation, and interpretation of the results.
BLANKA SHARMA, Nikolas Gravenstein and Ali zarrinpar
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.
ELIZABETH DEVOS and laura guyer
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.
janice taylor and colleen kalynych
Medical Education Research and Scholarship
Designed to expose students interested in education and academic medicine to the scholarship of teaching and learning in a medical/clinical environment.
Maternal and Child Health Outcomes
This pathway is designed to help students answer the following crucial questions:What works? For which patients or populations? Under what circumstances?
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.
Marika Alois and Lisa J Merlo
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.
Laura Guyer and grant harrell
Patient Advocacy Track
The Patient Advocacy Track allows a deeper dive into the experience of patients as they navigate the structures of the healthcare system and attempt to carry out the demands of this system in their daily lives.
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.
Helen Moore and Ali Zarrinpar
Quantitative Medicine and Innovation in Physiologic Sciences (QUIPS) Track
The QUIPS Discovery Pathway is organized into two parallel sections: 1) Quantitative Medicine (QU), and 2) Innovation in Physiologic Sciences (IPS).
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 3/21/2021.