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Welcome to the SSCI

The American Journal of the Medical SciencesWelcome to the website of the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (SSCI). As stated in its mission and vision statements, the SSCI is a regional academic society dedicated to the advancement of medically-related research. Its major focus, however, is on encouraging students and post-graduate trainees (residents and fellows) to enter academic medicine and to support junior faculty success in clinical investigation. The SSCI is committed to diversity and inclusion in our organization as stated in our Diversity and Inclusion Statement.

This mission is accomplished through sponsorship of the Southern Regional Meeting and publication of The American Journal of the Medical Sciences. Both venues are committed to helping young investigators, providing them with avenues for scientific expression that is the essence of academic medicine.

The AJMS, founded in 1820, is the second oldest medical journal in the United States, and is the official journal of the SSCI.

The AJMS Letter from the Editor - July 2022

New Initiative - SSCI Tinsley Harrison Scholars Program

We are seeking applications from postdoctoral fellows and clinical fellows/instructors who are primarily engaged in research to participate in this program as part of the Southern Regional Meeting (SRM) in New Orleans. Those accepted to the program will have their travel expenses (air fare, hotel and registration up to $1,500) reimbursed.

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Fellow Nomination Process Revised

The SSCI Membership Committee and Council have revised the Fellow nomination process to make it more streamlined. The deadline for nominations has been extended to September 15. Information and online forms can be found on the Membership page.

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Accepting New Members!

With three classifications of membership, now is the time to join our mission of supporting and mentoring the next generation of academicians.

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SSCI Early Career Council - Request for Applications

Deadline October 15

The SSCI Early Career Council is seeking to add additional members to the Council.

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SSCI Research Scholar Award

Applications due September 1, 2023

Information & Application



Learn about the benefits of,
applying for, and renewing of
SSCI membership

Fund for
Academic Medicine

Donate and nurture the career
of a young scientist/educator


Official journal of the SSCI
publishes peer-reviewed
articles on a monthly basis

Annual Awards

Recognizing outstanding
members & mentors

Visiting Professor

SSCI's academic resource
for member institutions


President's Corner

SSCI’s 2024 president is S. Calvin Thigpen, MD

SSCI's 2024 president is S. Calvin Thigpen, MD. Dr. Thigpen has been a member of the SSCI since January 2013 and a Councilor from 2019-2023. He served as Chair of the Membership Committee, guided the development of the SSCI's Early Career Council, and chaired the Career Advancement for the Clinician Educator workshops at the SRM since 2019, and was recognized as the SSCI's Mentor of the Year in the Post-Graduate Category at SRM 2022.

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The SSCI Thanks Its Sponsors

  • Elsevier sponsors The Southern Society for Clinical Investigation