The Rice-Baylor College of Medicine Health, Humanism and Society Scholars Program provides Humanities and Social Sciences undergraduate students with the opportunity to assist in research, giving them valuable experience and networking that increases competitiveness for medical and graduate school. The HHASS program identifies faculty and researchers in the Texas Medical Center who are interested in mentoring undergraduates and who are currently researching topics of social science, education, and/or humanities in the medical sciences.
Rice undergraduate students are competitively selected to participate and asked to identify the projects that interest them the most. Students are matched with projects, then spend a full academic year assisting with research. Through HHASS, students have presented their work at local and national conferences and co-authored publications in peer-reviewed journals.