Student Research/Service Opportunities

Senior Scholars Program & Scientific Writing Project

Mission Statement

picture: Senior Scholars ProgramThe Senior Scholars Program was established nearly two decades ago. Since that time over 100 4th year medical students have participated in the multidimensional program, devoting 2 or more months to either a basic science, clinical or epidemiology-based research project under the guidance of a faculty member.

The goal of the Senior Scholars Program is to provide an opportunity for scholarly activities that serve not only as an introduction to the philosophy of research that is based on answering questions through hypothesis generation, information gathering, experimentation and critical interpretation, but as a tool for growth in an evidence-based health care environment.

Project Highlights

The University of Massachusetts Medical School Senior scholars have completed projects in all major fields of basic science, clinical medicine, epidemiology and public health. Many have presented their findings at local, regional or national meetings, serving as a platform for subsequent academic endeavors.

Senior Scholars are asked to meet with their mentors a minimum of twice weekly and convene as a group quarterly to discuss the progress of their work. Each student participates in "Senior Scholars Presentation Day" preparing a poster and sharing ideas with medical school peers and faculty members.  The presentation of all Senior Scholars posters for the upcoming academic year will be held on May 2, 2011.  

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Cassie Caez (508) 856-5694; S1-160 in the Office of Medical Education

Click here for Senior Scholars AY 10/11 Application