Scholarly Projects

Scholarly Projects purpose statement:

Scholarly Projects is an in-depth investigation of topics of interest to medical students during the course of their undergraduate medical education experiences with the goal of creating critical thinkers and lifelong learners. Students who complete Scholarly Projects will be able to examine complex clinical problems; expand beyond the established curriculum to investigate topics and problems in more depth; identify, define, and answer important questions relevant to clinical practice and healthcare delivery; and work effectively within a learning community. Students will also understand and apply principles of professionalism, ethics, communication, and collaboration while pursuing their projects.

Scholarly Project Overview
  • Identify an important scientific or clinical question for investigation.
  • Assess, evaluate, and apply scientific literature relevant to the question.
  • Formulate a project hypothesis based on current evidence and concepts in the field.
  • Learn appropriate approaches to addressing the question that are based on methodologic standards in the relevant fields of study.
  • Design, conduct, and interpret results of their own projects based on the question and hypothesis.
  • Identify project relevance to medicine and healthcare.
  • Communicate effectively in oral and written form.
  • Apply ethics and professionalism throughout the project.
MD Program Heidi Nelson

Director: Heidi D. Nelson, MD, MPH, Professor & Vice Chair, Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology

MD Program Peter Mayinger

Basic research and biomedical engineering: Peter Mayinger, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

MD Program Lisa Silbert

Clinical research: Lisa Silbert, MD, MCR, Associate Professor of Neurology

MD Program Craig Warden

Epidemiology, community and global health: Craig Warden, MD, MPH, MS, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics

MD Program David Buckley

Ethics, quality improvement and education: David Buckley MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Family Medicine, Clinical Epidemiology, Public Health

MD Program Mark Baskerville

Health law, business and health policy: Mark Baskerville MD, JD, MBA Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

MD Program Annette Totten

Methodologist: Annette Totten, PhD, MPA; Associate Professor, Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology

MD Program Rebecca Rdesinski

Biostatistician: Rebecca Rdesinski, MSW, MPH; Research Associate, Family Medicine

MD Program Andrew Hamilton

Research Librarian: Andrew Hamilton, MS, MLS

MD Program Laura Zeigen

Research Librarian: Laura Zeigen, MA, MLIS, MPH

MD Program Kaitlin Seymore

Program Tech, Scholarly Projects: Kaitlin Seymore

  • Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity
  • Anesthesiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Cell Biology
  • Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine
  • Center of Ethics
  • CR.Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences 
  • Dermatology
  • Diabetes Center
  • Early Cancer Detection: Knight Cancer Institution
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Epidemiology
  • Family Medicine
  • Food & Nutrition Administration
  • Global Health Center
  • Health System & Policy
  • Hematology Oncology
  • Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology
  • Internal Medicine:
    • Cardiology
    • General
    • Geriatrics
    • Infectious Disease
    • Pulmonary Critical Care
    • Palliative Care
  • Molecular & Medical Genetics
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • OB/GYN
  • Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Otolaryngology
  • Outpatient Pharmacy
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
    • Cardiology
    • Critical Care
    • Endocrine
    • General
    • Hematology Oncology
    • Infectious Disease
    • Nephrology
    • Neurology
    • Surgery
    • Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiation Oncology
  • School of Medicine:
    • Diabetes Center
    • Division of Hospital Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • Surgery:
    • Bariatric
    • Cardiothoracic
    • General
    • Oncology
    • Plastic
    • Trauma and Critical Care
  • Urology 
  • Med18-112 students
    • 23 publications
    • 16 submissions for publication
    • 62 conference presentations
    • 1 published children's book
    • 1 submitted provisional patent
  • Med19-109 students
    • 23 publications
    • 25 submissions for publication
    • 6 published abstracts
    • 49 conference poster presentations
      • 2-won first place
      • 2-won best poster
      • 1-won second best poster
    • 10 conference oral presentations
    • 1-presentation at grand rounds
    • 1-pre-clinical elective created