About GPPA Medical Scholars Program

Director’s  Message

Donald A. Chambers, PhD

Welcome to the University of Illinois College of Medicine GPPA Medical Scholars Program!

At the University of Illinois College of Medicine GPPA Medical Scholars Program, we recognize our students as leaders and valued members of our community who contribute immensely to our culture of collaboration, support, and excellence and who will help shape the future of medicine. Our students are deeply curious with an interest in scholarship and innovation, they are also a group equally committed to service to improve health and healthcare delivery.

While we offer our students support and resources, they steer their own education. Students are truly leaders and see their successes of the work they accomplish.  We are the GPPA Medical Scholars Program family that extends beyond the classroom, lab, or UIC.  Our students have access to a vast network of alumni who are now faculty members and residents across the country, they are medical students with very different experiences and specialties.

I hope you will explore this website to get a glimpse of the GPPA Medical Scholars Program. You’ll learn about our requirements and courses, get to know what our students are like, and learn how to apply. As students in the GPPA Medical Scholars Program, you are part of a major research university, where groundbreaking research is going on in every area and where young scholars and leaders like you are being trained every day.

All the best,

Donald A. Chambers, PhD
Professor of Physiology and Biophysics
Professor of Medical Education
Director of the GPPA Medical Scholars Program
University of Illinois College of Medicine