Path of Distinction in Research

Students in the MD curriculum who meet program standards may apply for the Path of Distinction (PoD) in Research. The PoD in Research grants graduation distinction to students who:

  • Conduct a minimum of 16 weeks of mentored research during medical school, including summer research, research elective time or year-long research fellowships
  • Contribute significantly to at least one manuscript or thesis based on original research
  • Complete research-related learning and leadership activities
  • Present scholarly work locally, and regionally or nationally
  • Are in good standing

For more information, view the Path of Distinction in Research (pdf) workshop slides, which include a program description, timeline, detailed requirements, and FAQs.