About the Tracks

Distinction in Research
The Distinction in Research track is designed as an enrichment program for a select groups of medical students. The role of clinician as researcher and the methods of basic and translational research will be taught throughout the DIR track. The format will include equipping the students with commonly used tools for research and hands-on mentored research experience.
Distinction in Medical Education
The MD with Distinction in Medical Education (DIME) is a longitudinal experience that will provide medical students at the UofL SOM with the unique opportunity to engage in activities focused on developing their skills in multiple teaching modes pertinent to medical education, as well as conducting educational research.
Distinction in Business and Leadership
Healthcare is a complex and dynamic field with many stakeholders and much uncertainty. Now, more than ever, health systems and providers are realigning with a renewed focus on cost reduction and improved outcomes. What’s more, health providers are increasingly held accountable for outcomes and processes that are only partly in our control. Formal business training at the medical student level is lacking and has left our graduates ill equipped to address today’s challenges.
Distinction in Global & Public Health
The Distinction in Global & Public Health Track (DIGPH) introduces students to various aspects and perspectives of global health through the lenses of clinical, social, political, and epidemiological study. Students will develop a portfolio of participation through engaging in multiple global and public health learning activities to enhance their knowledge and cross-cultural involvement. The track also provides support to all learners in the medical school interested in global and public health.
Distinction in Health Equity & Medical Justice
The purpose of the Distinction Track in Health Equity & Medical Justice is to provide professional and personal development opportunities to refine student skills and competencies as change agents for health equity using a social justice framework.