As an entering M1, you will review and select a Path of Excellence as part of your medical school curriculum. The Scientific Discovery Path of Excellence introduces students to the wide spectrum of research available to physician scientists. By the start of the first Branch year, you will select a research mentor based on your area of interest and identify a project to be completed as the Path of Excellence capstone requirement.
Learn more about the Scientific Discovery Path of Excellence.
MD/Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR)
Designed to fill a unique gap in the educational training for clinical and translational researchers, the Master of Science in Clinical Research introduces students to clinical research early in their professional careers. Students take time out after the M3 year to complete an intensive, year-long master's program in clinical research. This dual degree is awarded by Rackham through the Department of Epidemiology in the U-M School of Public Health.
Learn more about the MS/Master of Science in Clinical Research.