Mentored Scholarly Activity (MSA) Program

The Department of Family Medicine Mentored Scholarly Activity Program was developed to introduce medical students to research in primary care.

Research in primary care often involves researching:

  1. How healthcare is rendered
  2. Improving the quality of care and outcomes in primary care

We offer support for your MSA needs and SOM Requirements.

Begin here by filling out the Mentored Scholarly Activity Interest Form.

We Support Students By:

  1. Matching you with a mentor with expertise in your area of interest, and/or help you identify a topic for your project.
    1. Please review the list of potential MSA projects/mentors and complete the MSA interest form.

  2. Providing drop-in office hours with our research Co-Director, Dr. Bethany Kwan. 
    1. MSA Co-Director Office Hours - contact Dr. Kwan for availability.
    2.  Dr. Kwan is available upon request for research methods and COMIRB application support.

  3. Enhanced support on key topics such as conducting a literature review, survey design, and publication. See UME MSA Project Overview list.

  4. Summer Program.
    1. DFM MSA Summer Program
      1. In the summer between the 1st and 2nd phases, students work with a DFM  mentor to complete all or most of their MSA requirement.
      2. Students may apply and receive a stipend to work on their project.
      3. Working hours are flexible and most work can be done off-site.

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