Senior Scholars Program

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Senior Scholars Program, Office of Undergraduate Medical Education

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Medical Education


The fundamental goal of the Senior Scholars Program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School is to increase the medical student’s understanding of scientific methods that can be applied directly to problem-solving skills development and critical thinking. Specific goals of the program include:

1) providing a structured research experience;

2) developing students’ hypothesis-generating skills;

3) providing an opportunity for students considering academic careers; and

4) fostering student-mentor relationships.

The 23 students highlighted on the following slides represent those who completed their project in Academic Year (AY) 2019-2020. For 6 of these students, this work also completes their participation in the 4-year Clinical and Translational Research Pathway (CTRP). An additional 3 students were Senior Scholars in AY20 but will present their work in the Spring of AY21.

This presentation was prepared for Senior Scholars Day to highlight the individual work of all 23 students and their faculty mentors.


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2020 Senior Scholars Program