Purpose of the Tracks:
To provide interested students opportunities to receive expanded
learning experiences in non-specialty-based areas of emphasis while
completing the 4-year Integrated Medical Curriculum.
Tracks will entail 5-6 months of elective and selective experiences. A
variety of configurations with regard to timing is possible. Greater
flexibility will allow students to enter the track at multiple points.
The following examples are simply for illustrative purposes and are not
meant to exclude other approaches.
*BSHS, ACS or Acting Internship
Programs must require a scholarly project and product (e.g., manuscript,
oral presentation) for successful completion. The project should
represent the culmination of 5-6 months of immersion in the field. It is
expected that Track Directors will hold these projects to a
substantially higher standard than the typical BSHS scholarly project.
Electives and other activities should be open to interested students who
do not intend to complete the entire track. Program directors may
establish prerequisites for specific electives.
Successful completion of all track requirements will result in a designation of "Scholar in track name"
on the student's transcript and in the commencement program. A
certificate of completion will be issued at the time of graduation along
with the student's UTMB diploma. Participation will also be reflected
in the student's MSPE ("Dean's letter").
Student completion of track-related electives and selectives will
trigger teaching fund allocations to the home department of the
responsible faculty member(s). A modest budget will be provided to the
track director for track-related expenses.
Tracks must be approved in advance by the Curriculum Committee. A standard format for proposals will be developed.