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Presidential Scholars Program Call for Applications


Deadline for Applications is February 28, 2014
United States
Dr. Hazel Breland 843-792-1927

The MUSC Presidential Scholars Program is now seeking applications for the 2014-2015 program. This is the University's premiere interprofessional program and was originated by Dr. Ray Greenberg when he was the University Provost as a mechanism to enrich the academic culture of the University and promote greater interprofessional understanding among health professional students.

The Scholars Program is a two-semester experience for approximately 36 students, joined by selected faculty scholars from each college. This non-graded, extracurricular program allows students to bring an interprofessional perspective to the study of complex social, political, and human issues of broad interest to health care professionals and biomedical researchers. Involvement in the scholars program will allow students to:

- Engage in an intellectually challenging and provocative dialogue on issues of interest to health professionals and biomedical researchers;
- Develop appreciation for other professions and understand interprofessional collaboration;
- Appreciate the complexities of difficult social issues and how these complexities are interwoven in health and health care delivery;
- Heighten awareness of their own values in the context of their professional responsibilities; and
- Engage in community based work to improve the health of local communities.

Scholars meet bi-monthly for dinner meetings and presentations; additional meetings to complete group community project work may occur. Other events include a trip to the South Carolina State Legislature and dinner with the University President. Previous Scholars have found participation in the program has greatly benefited their professional development.

Information sessions about the Scholars Program will be held on:
Wednesday, February 5 from 4-5pm in EL 118
Thursday, February 6 from Noon-1pm in EL 118
Wednesday, February 12 from Noon-1pm in EL 118

Deadline for applications is February 28, 2014. To complete an application for the program, go to:

Please address questions to Dr. Hazel Breland at

171 Ashley Avenue · Charleston SC 29425 · (843) 792-2300