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Internal Medicine Scholars Observership

The Internal Medicine Scholars Observership is a summer opportunity only for University of Mississippi Medical School students between their first and second years of medical school. International medical school graduates are not eligible for this opportunity. 

Objectives are to:

  • Allow medical students exposure to Internal Medicine inpatient and in the clinic setting;
  • Build relationships between medical students and Internal Medicine housestaff and faculty;
  • Introduce medical students to scholarship activities and lifelong learning.

Students spend two weeks rotating in Internal Medicine clinics and two weeks rotating on the Internal Medicine hospital service. Recently added is the ICU experience where students spend time in the critical care environment with Internal Medicine-trained physicians. The month-long observership gives an opportunity for mentoring and exposure to scholarship activities including professional CV creation, student involvement opportunities in Internal Medicine, and formatting clinical case reports. Faculty leaders also include Dr. J Brett Jeter and Dr. Jessie Harvey.

The case reports created during the observership are eligible for submission to the annual ACP Abstract day in the fall semester. The inaugural year for the Internal Medicine Scholars Observership was summer 2019; four students participated in the program. Each student is a first author on a case report that was presented at ACP Abstract Day. We are able to accept six students for summer 2023. 

The application cycle for summer 2023 is now closed. For more information, email Dr. Savannah Duckworth. Because of space limitations, we are only able to accept current students from the University of Mississippi Medical Center for this observership.