- Apply for Distinction
August of MS2 until Jan. 1 of MS4
Students must apply for distinction by completing the application form and submitting a CV of their work. Once approved by the Associate Dean, the student will be considered as participating in the Community Health Distinction program.
- Participate in the Community Health Fellowship Program (CHFP)
Apply in Spring of MS1, Participate the Summer between MS1 and MS2
A research intensive community-based participatory experience
- Complete a 12-week Scholarly Activity
During Clerkship of MS2 or MS3
Students take part in Community-Based Participatory Research experiences and online coursework that provide a foundation for this experiential learning opportunity. Students can choose work that fits their research interest and are assisted with finding a mentor.
- Confirm Intention to Pursue the Distinction
By Aug. 1 of MS4
Verify progress toward the completion of all distinction requirements.
- Take the Community Medicine Elective
By Feb. 1 of MS4
Take FAM 2103 elective (4 weeks of research/data analysis/writing)
- Complete a Thesis
By April 1 of MS4
Complete final draft of manuscript and submit to a peer-reviewed journal.
Distinction Timeline Highlights
- Fall of MS1
Attend the Community Action Research Track (CART) Discovery Event where details and the application process for all Community Health programs will be discussed.
- Spring of MS1
Submit CHFP application.
- August of MS2
Informally declare your interest for the Distinction in Community Health
- August of MS4
Confirm you are still seeking the distinction and verify progress toward completion of all requirements.
- Feb. 1 of MS4
Deadline to complete Community Medicine Elective
- April 1 of MS4
Deadline to complete the thesis and submit to peer-reviewed journal.