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Internal Medicine Scholars Observership

The Internal Medicine Scholars Observership is a summer opportunity for University of Mississippi Medical School students between their first and second years of medical school.

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. 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.

The case reports created during the observership are eligible for submission to the annual ACP Abstract day in the fall semester. Our 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 to Abstract Day this year.

Application forms are due January 29, 2021. For more information, email Dr. Savannah Duckworth.