The Emerging Scholar Cohort (ESC) will select 15-20 students—pre-med undergraduates, medical students, and other health professional students—to serve as the Student Scholars for the academic year 2017-2018. These students will interact with leading practitioners and scholars in the fields of medicine, sociology, moral psychology, philosophy, ethics and theology to explore answers to the unique challenges that medicine faces in the context of late modernity. The central question is: How does one become a “good physician” in an era of growing moral pluralism and health care complexity? Students will engage relevant literature from across these disciplines to address issues regarding the legitimate goals of medicine, medical professionalism, the clinician-patient relationship, vocation and calling, the role of religion in medicine, and character development in medical education. The ESC is coordinated by Dr. John Yoon and Dr. Michael Hawking.