Students at Pritzker are required to complete a scholarly project by the time of graduation, focusing on one of five scholarly tracks. The Scholarship and Discovery thread is a four-year curriculum designed to facilitate the successful completion of this project. Students will have the opportunity to learn about five different scholarship track areas, which are:
- Scientific Investigation
- Medical Education
- Quality and Safety
- Community Health
- Global Health
Students will also conduct a mentored project in one of these areas. During the first year, students will participate in introductory courses including introduction to scholarship principles and skills (Summer quarter), epidemiology and biostatistics (Winter quarter), and elective courses in specific scholarly tracks (Spring quarter). Students can choose to begin work with a mentor on their scholarly projects during the academic year or through a variety of elective summer experiences between Years 1 and 2, such as the NIH-sponsored Pritzker Summer Research Program, the Summer Service Partnership, or the Global Health Scholars Program.
Summer and Autumn Quarters focus on introduction to scholarship principles, skills, and learning about the tracks.
Winter Quarter focuses on epidemiology and research design.
Spring Quarter focuses on starting work on a mentored scholarly project or receiving advanced training in a track area.
Course Director: Dr. Vineet Arora