Scholarly Concentration in Surgery


James R Korndorffer Jr MD MHPE FACS
Vice Chair of Education, Department of Surgery
Associate Professor of Surgery


The Surgery application area will involve a total of 6 units of scholarly work. Students will complete 4 units of coursework from a list of required courses and will complete 2 units of coursework from a list of elective classes and seminars.


The Scholarly Concentration program is a required, structured program of study in the Medical Student Curriculum that promotes in-depth learning and scholarship. The overall program is supported primarily by the Office of Medical Student Research and Scholarship and the Scholarly Concentration Directors. Student support also includes two major direct advisors:

1. The student's Project or Research Advisor
2. The student's Advising Dean, who provides overall academic/career guidance

Each student must declare a Scholarly Concentration along with a course plan and general project description. It is recommended that four-year students declare by June 1 of the first year. All students must declare by September 1 of the second year.


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