Scholarly Projects

Scholarly Projects

All scholars choose a scholarly project in an area of their interest.  These can be research projects, clinical program development activities, clinical reviews or proposals for future work.  Collaborative projects between scholars are also allowed.  The goal of the scholarly project is to provide an opportunity for scholars to deepen their experience with global health.  These projects can provide the seeds for future work that will continue after residency.  Scholars are therefore encouraged to choose projects and mentors that are concordant with their career goals.

Project Mentors

Scholars select a mentor based on their interest area.  The role of the scholar’s mentor is to assist with and review their project development as well as give additional advice where possible to help guide the scholar in the development of their global health interests.   

Examples of Scholarly Projects

•      Study of implementing spirometry on the wards at Moi Referral Hospital, Kenya
Quality improvement initiative to improve refugee care with in the Medical Primary Care Unit
Review of screening for latent tuberculosis infection within the HIV care program in Rhode Island

•      Review of literature related to Burkitt’s Lymphoma with focus on sub-Saharan Africa

•      Educational program with goal of increasing provider awareness of and skills managing teen violence


Year 1: 

July-August identify mentor, develop concept sheet
September concept sheet due to advisor for review
October-December develop proposal
January proposal due to advisor for review, agree on final project output for pathway
February-April project work
May progress report at quarterly meeting with feedback
June project work

Year 2:

July-December project work
January - March development of final project output materials
April - May materials to advisor for review with modification as needed
May final presentation to scholars
June graduation