Types of Scholarship

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Basic Science

Provides the basis for the subsequent applied science and encompasses notably biochemistry, microbiology, physiology, and pharmacology, and their interplay.

Clinical Research

A component of medical and health research intended to produce knowledge valuable for understanding human disease, preventing and treating illness, and promoting health.

Health Services Research

A multidisciplinary field of inquiry, both basic and applied, that examines access to, and the use, costs, quality, delivery, organization, financing, and outcomes of health care services to produce new knowledge about the structure, processes, and effects of health services for individuals and populations. 

Medical Education

May include evaluation of the transfer or acquisition of knowledge, attitudes or skills in any topic relevant to human health among any type of learner, including health professionals, students in the health professions, and patients.

Improvement Science

The primary goal of improvement science is to determine which improvement strategies work as we strive to assure effective and safe patient care.

Health Technology Innovations

The application of organized knowledge and skills in the form of devices, medicines, vaccines, procedures, and systems developed to solve a health problem and improve quality of lives.