Scholarly Activities


Scholarly Activities in the Curriculum


A medical education program is conducted in an environment that fosters the intellectual challenge and spirit of inquiry appropriate to a community of scholars and provides opportunities, encouragement, and support for medical student participation in the research and other scholarly activities of its faculty.

Scholarly activities should enhance a student's medical education. Curriculum requirements take precedence over participation in research experiences. UTRGV SOM structures protected time for students to receive course credit during the 4-year curriculum for approved, faculty-mentored, scholarly activities:

  • MS1 (Summer) - MEDI 8127 Scholarly Activities (Pre-clerkship)
  • MS3/MS4 – MEDI 9331 Scholarly Activities (Clinical Years)

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Key Resources


Questions about MEDI 8127 and 9331 and the UTRGV School of Medicine Scholarly Activities should be directed to or the course director:

Dr. Andreas Holzenburg
Office: HCEBL 3.100
Office Phone: 956-296-1556