Scholarship of Discovery

The 2024 Scholarship of Discovery Information Session PowerPoint and video recording will be made available on this platform during the Fall season. To access the materials from the Fall 2023 session, kindly click here. 

The application process for the Scholarship of Discovery will open in the Fall of 2024. 

The Scholarship of Discovery constitutes a rigorous framework of empirical inquiry, fostering the genesis of novel insights through original research endeavors. Central to this approach is the formulation of hypotheses positing relationships between variables, subsequently subjected to validation through meticulous observation. The scope of inquiry encompasses diverse methodological avenues, including basic laboratory studies, surveys, secondary analyses of existing datasets, chart reviews, qualitative investigations, and prospective clinical trials. 

Aligned with the III Scholarship Requirement, empirical research inquiries may span a broad spectrum of medical disciplines. Typically, projects fall within the following thematic categories: 

  1. Laboratory-based Research
  2. Clinical Research
  3. Health Services Research
  4. Quality Improvement Initiatives

  Participating students will commit to full-time engagement (~30 hours per week) in their research projects for a minimum duration of eight weeks during the Summer term, bridging the interval between the first and second years of medical school. 

In this section, you will find information on: 

  1. III Scholarship of Discovery Timeline 
  2. How to Find a Project 
  3. Directory of Faculty Projects 
  4. Funded Summer Research Opportunities 
  5. Choosing a Faculty Mentor 
  6. Research with Human Subjects or Animal Use 
  7. How to Write your Project Proposal 
  8. Project Proposal Evaluation Rubric 
  9. Required Poster Presentation 
  10. How to Design your Poster 

For more details and information please contact 

Meaghan O’Gilvie M.A., Triple I Educational Specialist (student and faculty support e-mail address)

 Cynthia Sprenger PhD., Faculty Director 


***Website updated on 06/3/2024***