Senior Scholars Program

The Senior Scholars Program provides an opportunity for scholarly activities that serve not only as an introduction to the philosophy of research 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.

UMMS 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 at least weekly and to convene their team as a group quarterly to discuss the progress of their work with the Senior Scholars Committee. Each student participates in "Senior Scholars Presentation Day" preparing a poster and sharing ideas with medical school peers and faculty members.

Your research project must be approved by the Program Director before your elective months begin.

The next Senior Scholars Presentation Day will be held on May 3, 2017

Student award winners on Senior Scholars day 2015. From left: Jonathan Eisenberg, Rachel Ackerman, & Sebastian Ramos.


Judy Savageau, MPH
Program Director
(774) 442-6535
Benedict Bldg A3-203

Lilibeth Cortez
Administrative Educational Program Coordinator
(508) 856-6065
Room S1-160

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