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Scientific Discovery Path of Excellence - An Information Resource Starter Kit

Better Understanding

The Scientific Discovery Path of Excellence prepares students to pursue a career in medical research. Students are exposed to advanced concepts in clinical and basic science research, and have access to high quality and intensive research opportunities. This Path promotes research experiences that support long-term student-faculty mentored relationships.

Through this Path, students learn to:

  • Understand the different types of research that physicians may undertake in their careers, including basic science, clinical, translational, educational and outcomes research
  • Value the role research can play in a physician’s career

Research Lifecycle


uci research lifecycle

"Research Life Cycle" image from UC Irvine Library Digital Scholarship Services