Department of Medicine Health Services Scholars

The Health Services Research faculty in the Department of Medicine offer to host up to 10 students per year who are interested a Discovery Year to address health systems change. This experience will focus on a wide range of themes related to systems change, including:

•    Social determinants of health and communities
•    Systems improvement within public health and health care organizations
•    Global health including climate change and disaster preparedness
•    Quality of care
•    Health equity, health disparities and structural racism

Students will partner with a faculty mentor and a community advisor in designing a Discovery Project, which the students will lead. The HSR faculty will provide regular seminars to provide students basic skills that complement their hands-on Discovery project.  Students are expected to be first author on at least one manuscript summarizing their project findings and submit it to a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

DGSOM Discovery Year Curriculum Description 


Faculty Mentors