The Scholarship & Discovery component of the Pritzker curriculum reaffirms the core mission of the University to generate new knowledge to improve human life. The University of Chicago has a rich legacy of discovery and is home to several Nobel Laureates. Key scientific discoveries at the University of Chicago have revolutionized the treatment of human disease. In keeping with this great tradition, students at the Pritzker School of Medicine receive the necessary skills and training to complete a mentored scholarly project by the time of graduation, focusing on one of five scholarly tracks: Scientific Investigation (Basic Sciences, Clinical Research, Social Sciences); Community Health; Global Health; Medical Education; and Healthcare Delivery Sciences.
The Scholarship & Discovery curriculum - undertaken in years one, two, and four - provides enhanced training in fundamental concepts and skills to ensure student success in one of these five fields of study.