Scholarly Activity in simulation and interprofessional (IP) education is available to any student who would like to learn more about IP education or simulation as a teaching methodology. However, academic credit is only available for medical students who are fulfilling their Scholarly Activity Requirement.

Scholarly Activity in simulation or IP education allows students with any future career goals to:
  • Enhance clinical knowledge
  • Practice and improve technical skills
  • Maintain a flexible schedule that allows ample study time
  • Join current research projects
  • Initiate research in area of interest
  • Author papers, posters, and abstracts

*Opportunities are available throughout the year. Medical students should know that Blocks 1 and 6 fill quickly.

Process for setting up Scholarly Activity in simulation or IP education


  1. Review expectations for Scholarly Activity students in the right side bar.
  2. If you feel like you can meet the expectations for Scholarly Activity, click the green button that corresponds with your area of interest to request a spot for your preferred block in one of our simulation centers.

    Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics, Anesthesia, Surgery, Undecided Pediatrics, Medicine/Pediatrics, Family Practice, Undecided IP Education, Standardized Patients
  3. After receiving an email confirmation of a secured spot during your scheduled Scholarly Activity, contact April Boyd for a copy of the initial agreement and mentoring contract (see examples of completed forms in the left side bar).
  4. Choose and complete one of the initial IRB training modules below.  Please print your certificate of completion (see examples of certificates in the left side bar).
  5. Please bring completed paperwork and IRB certificate to the meeting that will be scheduled once you are confirmed so you can obtain your mentor's signature and discuss possible research projects.
If you have any questions about Scholarly Activity in Simulation please contact simulation@uab.edu