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The College of Medicine sponsors a summer research program allowing medical students from any U.S. medical school to experience laboratory research firsthand.
Students who have completed their first year of medical school spend up to 9 weeks conducting research and analyzing data in the clinical and basic science research laboratories of established faculty investigators.
The program is designed to expose students to the methods and techniques used in biomedical research.
Because this grant is funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK), preference will be given to mentors funded by these disciplines.
Students can identify faculty mentors using the following resources:
To apply, the student submits a research proposal describing the specific project through the CommonApp. UC / non-UC students use the same application site. These are evaluated by a College of Medicine committee and up to 12 are chosen for funding. Successful applicants receive a stipend up to $6,459 with an additional supply amount of $500.
Early in the summer, each awardee presents a 10-minute description of his/her project. In the fall, participants present their final results at the Annual Medical Student Research Forum. Two first-place winners are selected to represent the college at the National Student Research Forum in Galveston, Texas, in April of the following year.
In addition to this program, there are many other opportunities for pursuing summer research.
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MissionThe College of Medicine and NIH sponsors (through a mentored medical student research program) a program for students after the 1st year of medical school. The program is designed to expose students to the methods and techniques
utilized in biomedical research. The long term goal is to encourage medical students and young physicians to pursue careers in biomedical research.
2023 MSSRP Brochure