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Scholarly Project Resources

This guide will provide information for medical students who are working on their scholarly project.

The Scholarly Project (SP) Course represents a four-year mentored research project for each student. The SP prepares students for lifelong learning and critical thinking. Through the SP, students develop advanced inquiry and problem-solving skills to support clinical practice and future research endeavors throughout their careers.  The SP curriculum is most intense in the first-year and second year during which the students are exposed to issues that relate to information literacy, research methodology, ethical behavior in research, statistics and research proposal and grant writing.  Students choose areas they wish to investigate, design a research hypothesis and find a mentor. By the end the first year each students are expected to have his/her project designed and approved and to have selected a mentor who will guide and oversee the progress of the project. The UA Repository contains posters and projects presented at  the annual Scholarly Project Research Symposium.


Scholarly Projects Office COM-P

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Submitting Your Scholarly Project

Why Submit Your Work to the UA Campus Repository?

Fourth year medical students are encouraged to submit their final scholarly project poster and paper to the University of Arizona campus repository. There are many benefits to submitting your work to the University of Arizona campus repository. However, if you are publishing in an academic journal, please reach out to your UA COM-P Librarian for clarification on copyright. The information below shows the value of adding your work.




Submitting your scholarly project to the UA Campus Repository helps to increase your visibility as a researcher and your scholarly profile. Your work is available worldwide through online searches which can connect you with researchers worldwide. 




Citations and Copyright

The URL of your work can be immediately shared and cited. The citation of your project can be used as evidence of your scholarly project.  Submitting your work to the repository can help others learn about your scholarly project and give future COM-P students ideas for their research. 




Open Access

When you submit your scholarly project, your work is available open access. This allows researchers from around the world to access your work, and contributes to global knowledge. Open Access promotes global knowledge sharing and aligns with the university's mission.

Reasons to not include your Scholarly Project in the UA Campus Repository

In some instances, you may choose to not submit your project. If you have any questions about possible submission conflicts, please reach out to the UA COM-P librarians. The following are some reasons why you might choose to not release your project:

  • Commercial applications/ramifications
  • Contains sensitive data
  • Contains work that is still in copyright
  • Based on research data that will support other publications from your research teams.
  • In rare situations, publishers have declined a contract to publish work that has been deposited in an institutional repository.

UA Repository Self-Submission process for COM-P Graduating Class

Submit Your Scholarly Project

Click on the video for directions on how to submit your Scholarly Project to the UA Repository. 




How to Submit your Scholarly Project to the UA Campus Repository

 If you are publishing your Scholarly Project in an academic journal, please contact your COM-P librarian or check Sherpa/ Romeo for copyright information before submitting to the UA repository.

1) Go to

2) Log in with UA credentials (NetID and password)

3) My account-Click on Submissions - Select Collections, College of Medicine - Phoenix, Scholarly Projects 

4) Fill out the information:

  • Title
  • Author
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Mentor

5) Upload PDFs of the poster and paper,

6) Click box next to "I Grant the License" and then click submit.

Once your item is submitted the SP office will approve your submission. Submission will have their own link  for students to use to share their work. If you have any questions about submitting your final work, email your librarians.