Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
MD Program

Scholarly Pursuit

A Scholarly Pursuit project is a focused, mentored full-time commitment. The project must revolve around a specific hypothesis and work that aims to test it. The Scholarly Pursuit requirement can be fulfilled in one of three ways: 

  • A three-month research project, conducted under the supervision of a faculty mentor
  • A yearlong research project, post Core 2, conducted under the supervision of a faculty mentor
  • By earning a second degree after matriculation into medical school 

Requirements, Approvals, and Deadlines

For current students, all information related to Scholarly Pursuit can be found on Canvas.

 Reach out to the PSOM Registrar Office with any questions/issues.