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Longitudinal Scholar's Project (LSP)

The Longitudinal Scholar's Project (LSP) clerkship is a longitudinal clerkship spanning the four years of medical school. The course will introduce medical students to three basic areas: health research, patient safety and quality improvement (PSQI) and community and global health including service learning. The clerkship involves a longitudinal project in one of the three areas and culminates in a graded poster presentation. Rather than have every student participate in each category, the clerkship provides the students with a foundation of basic understanding in research, patient safety and quality improvement and community/global health, while requiring each student to do a project in one area to be presented at any time during medical school. The poster may be presented at a committee approved poster venue. Outstanding work will be eligible for awards. An extensive listing of completed LSP projects is available in our Projects Repository file.

Other Research Opportunities:

The links in this section provide information on additional research within the College of Medicine. Some of the projects mentioned on those pages might qualify for LSP credit, with prior approval. Please contact Kimberlee Norwood for more information.

Other Community and Global Health Opportunities:

Poster Venue Options:

LSP Requirements

A student wishing to complete a service learning project as the fulfillment of their Longitudinal Scholars' Project (LSP) requirement must follow the same general guidelines as those specified for any other LSP project (i.e. a Student-Mentor Agreement must be completed and approved before any work on the project can begin, and the work must culminate in a poster presentation at an approved venue or at one of the LSP sessions).

If you are interested in what separates a scholarly service learning project from simple community service, read this Community and Global Health Report.

Last Published: Jul 18, 2019