Welcome to SOM Educational Affairs


SCOPE (Student Continuity of Practice Experience) is a primary care experience whose overarching purpose is to foster consistent, positive patient/provider relationships and demonstrate the rewards of primary care practice. SCOPE is not a track in the traditional sense; rather, it is an additional no-credit-hour course that appears on student's transcripts as a satisfactory/unsatisfactory course.

Students in SCOPE visit the same clinic on a regular basis and see their own panel of patients with a consistent faculty preceptor. As a third year SCOPE student you will be the primary provider for your patients and perform all aspects of their care. You may elect not to continue with SCOPE at any point in the program though we hope everyone will want to complete the full year.

SCOPE has 8 clinical tracks students can choose from. Each year the participating clinics determine how many SCOPE students they can take; typically the number ranges from 4-8 but may be less depending on clinic needs. Please note that not all tracks are accepting new students.

  • Internal Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • St. Vincent's Clinic
  • Geriatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • OB/GYN
  • Palliative Care

Visit the links below to learn more about the program and how to apply.

SCOPE Year 3 Overview

Contact Information

Crystal Carpenter, MPA
Community Education Specialist, SCOPE Coordinator
Phone: (409) 772-6953