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We encourage all students to consider participation in this novel, and we hope fulfilling experience, at UNC. A student choosing a scholarly concentration is making a commitment to learning a discipline, and doing a deeper dive into a chosen area, than might be experienced in the curriculum otherwise. As such, students will have the option to include their participation in a scholarly concentration as one of their three noteworthy characteristics on their MSPE. Scholarly concentrations are an excellent way to distinguish oneself from a career standpoint, for example, work closely with a mentor expert in the chosen discipline, develop meaningful programs, perhaps contribute to the literature, and maybe even follow this pathway into a future career. At a practical level, students participating in scholarly concentrations will have ample material to discuss during residency interviews.

7th Annual Spring Symposium

Graduating medical students participating in a Scholarly Concentration Program will have an opportunity to present and provide insight to a wide range of topics and issues becoming more prevalent in the medical field at the UNC School of Medicine 7th Annual SCP Symposium.  This year’s symposium will be held February 26 – March 8, 2024 via Zoom.  Mark your calendars, register through the QR codes (if applicable), and feel free to come and go as you are able throughout these afternoons!

Application Process and Deadline

Please submit your application for a scholarly concentration program using this ONLINE APPLICATION. The application will open October 16, 2023 and close November 5, 2023 at 11:59PM.  No exceptions will be made for late submissions. Please adhere to the following instructions for submitting an application.  Applications for all scholarly concentration programs will be distributed to directors for their review; expect follow up communication from them as well as the SCP Coordinator.

2023 Open Houses

Global Health  10.3.23

Clinician Leadership in Quality & Safety  10.4.23

Nutrition  10.4.23

Medical Education  10.9.23

Ultrasound  10.10.23

Care of the Older Patient  10.19.23

Planetary Health  10.26.23