Longitudinal Academic Tracks
Our Longitudinal Academic Tracks allow students to explore various areas of interest in conjunction with the four-year medical school curriculum. All tracks are faculty-run, scholarly experiences for medical students interested in developing attitudes and skills for self-directed, lifelong learning and career development.
The goals of the Longitudinal Academic Tracks are to promote intellectual curiosity, appreciation of scholarly inquiry, inter-professional collaboration, and cura personalis.
Longitudinal Academic Tracks currently offered in the School of Medicine:
- Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Medicine Track
- Environmental Health and Medicine Track
- Health Justice Scholar Track
- Healthcare Leadership Track
- Literature and Medicine Track
- Medical Education Research Scholar Track
- Population Health Scholar Track
- Primary Care Leadership Track
- Spirituality in Medicine Track
- Bioethics Academic Track
Interested students may apply during first year of medical school. Students who successfully complete a track by meeting all track requirements and in good academic standing, graduate from the medical school with distinction.
Students may apply to up to two academic tracks. The track application becomes available to students in late Fall of their first year.
The Longitudinal Academic Tracks are extracurricular opportunities that enhance the core curriculum and allow students to build upon a specific interest in medicine over the course of the four-year undergraduate medical education curriculum. In effort to ensure prioritization of core curricular elements and support workload balance, students must be in good academic standing (as outlined below) to participate in a Track.
Any student below passing in two longitudinal courses, or below passing in one longitudinal course and below 70% in two or more modules, will NOT be eligible to participate in an extracurricular track. Longitudinal courses that are less than 10% complete at the end of Block 2 are not considered in the determination of good academic standing for track participation eligibility.