Area of Scholarly Concentration
Providing a longitudinal mentored experience in the execution of a research project.
The Area of Scholarly Concentration (AOSC) program at Feinberg is viewed as one of the pillars of the curriculum leading to the MD degree. In this program, students perform a hypothesis-driven investigation or formal project in a individualized area of independent study within biomedical research or a medically-related field. Areas of investigation include clinical investigation, translational medicine, global health, community and family health, medical humanities and the medical social sciences. These investigations will enhance students' abilities to identify and solve problems, encourage critical thinking and develop mentored relationships with faculty members.
This is a list of Northwestern faculty that have expressed interest in mentoring students, updated every three months.
Fields of Research
Students complete Area of Scholarly Concentration (AOSC) projects in the following fields of research. Select a field to learn more and find contact information for experts in that field. Additional medically related fields of research may be considered, pending approval of the AOSC thesis proposal.
M2 Poster PresentationsDuring the second year, all AOSC students present their projects at a poster presentation in the fall. These presentations are formally evaluated during this time when the students discuss their poster with an evaluator. Since the subject matter covered varies greatly from project to project, this list of the Class of 2023 Presentations showcases the many topics our students cover over the course of AOSC and the long list of mentors that work with them on it.
Our program encourages and supports our students presenting their AOSC research at national, regional and local conferences. For more information about available conference funding, go to the Financial Guidelines page or contact Sean Lynge, AOSC coordinator.
Lindsay attended the SMFM’s 39th Annual Pregnancy Meeting in Las Vegas, NV. Here is what she said about the experience:
Hayley attended the Pediatric Academic Societies Conference in San Francisco, CA. Here is what she said about her experience:
Arianna attended the American Academy of Dermatology Conference in San Diego, CA. Here is what she says about her experience:
Benjamin attended the 14th Annual Academic Surgical Congress in Las Vegas, NV. Here is what he had to say about his experience:
Robert attended the 96th Annual American Association of Plastic Surgeons Meeting in Austin, TX. Here is what he had to say about his experience:
Sameer attended the American Orthopaedic Society for Sport Medicine Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada. Here is what he said about his experience:
Marie attended the 2018 AAD Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA. Here is what she said about the experience:
Kyle attended the American Society of Clinical Oncology Conference in Chicago, IL. Here is what Kyle said about his experience: