In memory, recognition and appreciation of a key Morsani College of Medicine (MCOM) leader and

physician scientist who spearheaded scholarship locally, nationally and internationally.

Mission of the Honor Society
To recognize and honor medical students who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to improve
health outcomes through research, innovation and scholarly endeavors.

Induction criteria – students and projects
In its inaugural year, the RGHS membership will be open to MSIII and MSIV students at MCOM who have
demonstrated excellence in scholarly projects. Applicants who fulfill the induction criteria, are
encouraged to self-nominate by completing an application and providing two letters of support.
Membership will be competitive with anticipated maximum inductees no greater than 20% of the total
class. Faculty members, residents and distinguished alumni may be considered in the future.

A. Qualifying Students
i. MSIII and MSIV medical students in good academic and professional standing as confirmed
by the MCOM Office of Student Affairs
ii. Demonstrated record of original scholarship

B. Qualifying Scholarship
i. Scholarly projects are encouraged in all fields, including but not limited to biomedical
research, innovation, education, the arts, creative and service oriented projects.
1. Design should have hypotheses/objectives, needs assessments, applicable data
collection and analyses
2. Projects should contribute towards improving medical attitudes, health outcomes
and the advancement of medicine
ii. Successful project(s) must include at minimum one of the following:
1. Authorship of a published journal article in a peer-reviewed journal
2. First authorship of a competitively reviewed abstract accepted for oral or poster
presentation at a regional, national or international conference
3. Development of a service project, innovation/entrepreneurship, arts and humanities
or educational module representing relevant scholarly work
4. Award of extramural or intramural funding for project
5. Special recognition or award for scholarly works

C. Students will apply directly via on-line application (see Appendix A) providing the following:
1. Personal Statement
2. CV
3. 2 Letters of Support submitted via separate link provided to the student applicant:
a. MCOM and/or affiliate faculty, MCOM administrative leadership, peers or
RGHS alumni
b. One letter can be from collaborative faculty who are non-MCOM
i. Student applications are reviewed by committees consisting of RISE leadership, invited
faculty and alumni

Scholarly Attitude and Professional Behavior i. Thomas & Elizabeth Flannery/William & Mary Tibbels Scholarly Award for SCP . Near-Peer Mentor Leadership Award viii. 80% of the work must be performed while the student is enrolled at MCOM ii. Respect for others 2. Introduction to the classes December 2016 ii. Community and Global Scholarly Award v. Commitment to scholarly approaches to the practice of medicine F. Call for nominees in JANUARY 2017 iii. Scholarly work performed while a student is on an approved leave of absence for the purpose of performing this work is eligible. Basic Science Research Award iii. Annual celebratory event B. Innovation & Entrepreneurship Scholarly Award vii. Decision for induction into RGHS in APRIL 2017 for MSIV students and JUNE 2017 for MSIII students v. Acknowledgment in the Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) letter in advance of residency applications ii. Educational Scholarly Award vi.D. RGHS Medallion worn at graduation v. provided the student was enrolled at MCOM or on a leave of absence for the purpose of performing this work iii. USF Health Research Day Recognition if applicable vii. having 1. Successful candidates must reflect the highest ideals of the profession of medicine. Recognition ceremony during senior graduation week of Year 4 Benefits of membership in Honor Society A. Criteria of the Scholarly Work i. Opportunity to be considered for additional awards to be presented at the annual celebratory event – some in developmental stage i. Highlight scholarly work poster wall vi. Recognition by fellow scholars i. Scholarly projects done during the pursuit of a concurrent degree may be considered E. Identification at the Graduation Awards Ceremony and in the graduation booklet iv. Inductees shared with USF system for quarterly newsletter viii. Deadline for receipt of supporting documents in MARCH 2017 iv. Highlighting of scholarly work at the Gallery of Scholarship at graduation iii. Arts & Humanities Award ii. Clinical Science Research Award iv. At a minimum. Timeline for Consideration i. Ethical and honorable conduct 4. Enhancing an inclusive environment 3. Scholarly work may be conducted at an outside institution.

Participate as part of the Selection Committee for future inductees ii.usf. Help develop signature research events including the Annual Student Symposium iii.usf. Highlight continued work at national meetings Contact Information – Office of Research. Roberta (Bobby) Collins Assistant Director. Networking beyond medical school i. PhD RISE/SCP Co-Director ibahner@health.usf. PhD RISE/SCP Co-Director spross@health. Interfacing with the MCOM Office of Alumni Affairs ii.edu Susan Pross.edu Erin Pierce RISE/SCP Coordinator pierce8@health. RISE rcollins@health.edu Ingrid Bahner. Leadership opportunities at MCOM i. Innovation & Scholarly Endeavors (RISE) The Office of Research Innovation & Scholarly Endeavors (RISE) is located within the MCOM Office of Educational Affairs suite.edu . Help sustain/expand the Gallery of Scholarship at graduation iv.usf.C. Highlight continued work at MCOM events iii. Address future MCOM matriculants during the 2nd Look Program sponsored by the Office of MD Admissions D. Mentor students on scholarly work v.

Scholarly work performed while a student is on an approved leave of absence for the purpose of performing this work is eligible. arts and humanities or educational module representing relevant scholarly work • Award of extramural or intramural funding for project • Special recognition or award for scholarly works At a minimum. innovation. education. the arts.Appendix A . Good. MD. biomedical research. and creative and service oriented projects. Student UNumber (Include the "U"): Student Last Name: Student First Name: Graduating Class: Class of 2017 CORE Class of 2017 SELECT Email: Personal (Non-USF) Email: Phone: Career Track: Qualifying Scholarship Scholarly work(s) are encouraged in all fields. Scholarly work done during the pursuit of a concurrent degree may be considered. Scholarly work may be conducted at an outside institution. innovation and scholarly endeavors.On-line application The mission of the Robert A. applicable data collection and analyses • Projects should have contributed towards improving medical attitudes. personal statement and two letters of support. including. • Design should have hypotheses/objectives. needs assessments. The RGHS welcomes such students from the Class of 2017 as its inaugural honorees. national or international conference • Development of a service project. health outcomes and the advancement of medicine Qualifying scholarly work(s) must include at minimum one of the following: • Authorship of a published article in a peer-reviewed journal • First authorship of a competitively reviewed abstract accepted for oral or poster presentation at a regional. 80% of the qualifying scholarly work(s) must be performed while the student is enrolled at the Morsani College of Medicine (MCOM). Does the qualifying scholarly work(s) meet the 80% criteria threshold? Yes No . providing an up-to-date CV. PhD Honor Society (RGHS) is to recognize and honor medical students who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to improve health outcomes through research. but not limited to. Students whose scholarly work(s) fulfill the criteria are encouraged to self-nominate by completing this application. provided the student was enrolled at MCOM or on a leave of absence for the purpose of performing this work. innovation/entrepreneurship.

Include their credentials. innovation/entrepreneurship endeavor or educational module representing relevant scholarly work? List each item individually and describe the development of the project and the impact to the community. . Did your qualifying scholarly work(s) receive an.. national or international conference. Is your qualifying scholarly work(s) a. In-submission works can be included. titles. Include DOI.Was the qualifying scholarly work(s) performed while on an approved leave of absence for the purpose of performing this work? Yes No Was the qualifying scholarly work(s) done during the pursuit of a degree concurrent with the MD degree? Yes No What degree did you obtain? Is your qualifying scholarly work(s) an.. List each item individually and include conference name/title of abstract/location of meeting/and date of presentation. research and passion for the advancement of medicine. published journal article? List each item individually and include citation/title/all authors/journal/date... Extramural or intramural funding award. art or humanities project.. These individuals will need to upload their Letters of Support via separate link on behalf of the student. Is your qualifying scholarly work(s) a. First authorship of a competitively reviewed abstract accepted for oral or poster presentation at a regional. Your core values and future goals may be included... Where was the qualifying scholarly work(s) conducted? Upload a 500 word maximum Personal Statement which highlights experiences regarding scholarly achievement.... and email addresses. Special recognition or award? List each recognition or award individually and provide conference name/title of abstract/location/and date when honor was received or indicate invited scholarly work in other media events.. Service project. List each award individually along with the title of project and date when received.. Upload CV Provide the names of the two individuals who will be submitting your Letters of Support.. Did your qualifying scholarly work(s) receive. Authorship on a peer-reviewed...