Medical Student Research Opportunities

 

 

  • Betty Ford Summer Institute for Medical Students – Often described by participants as “a life-changing experience,” the Summer Institute for Medical Students program provides an inside look at the dynamics of addiction and the process of healing.By shadowing addiction treatment patients and family program participants, you will gain extraordinary insight into the dynamics of addiction and the process of healing. Your five-day week on campus, specifically designed for medical students

 

  • Case Western Reserve University Summer Research Opportunities -Many opportunities for research and creative endeavors are available on the CWRU campus  every summer for both CWRU and non-CWRU students. Students take the opportunity to carry out independent projects full-time under the supervision of a faculty mentor, often in  conjunction with their senior capstone projects. In addition, professors often recruit students to participate in their research projects. Below is a list of summer programs and opportunities on campus and in its immediate vicinity. Make special note of the application deadlines, many of which are early in the spring semester (between mid-January and mid-March).

 

  • Clinical Electives Program for Medical StudentsTo further its mission to train the next generation of physician-scientists and clinician-investigators, the NIH Clinical Center–through the Office of Clinical Research Training and Medical Education–offers short term, 4- to 12-week clinically oriented rotations in the Clinical Electives Program (CEP). Domestic or international senior-level medical or dental students meeting the eligibility criteria may apply. The focus of the CEP is enhancing the training experience for highly motivated students who are strongly interested in, or committed to, research-oriented careers in academic medicine.

 

  • CUPID Program – The mission of CUPID (Cancer in the Under-Privileged Indigent or Disadvantaged) to address the impending shortage of practicing oncologists within the US, and to cultivate an interest in cancer treatment and research among medical students who have not yet fully defined their career plans. The program will include formal lectures discussing health care disparities, general oncologic principles, and specific diseases prevalent in underserved populations. Students may choose their location of preference* and then decide to select an alternative location as back-up. The number of fellowships at each of the sites is limited and admission will be highly competitive. One important goal of the program is to reach out to students at institutions that are not affiliated with an NCI-designated cancer center. Accordingly, such students will be prioritized. *The Ohio location is limited to medical students who are currently attending The Ohio State University. Ohio residents attending other US Medical Schools may apply to Johns Hopkins or Indiana locations.

 

  • Minority Medical Student Award Program (MMSAP) –The ASH Minority Medical Student Award Program (MMSAP) provides underrepresented minority medical students with an opportunity to conduct a research project under the supervision of an ASH member, receive guidance from a career-development mentor, gain valuable knowledge of hematology, and ultimately, advance their careers. As part of the ASH Minority Recruitment Initiative, the MMSAP aims to expand the program’s reach to the next generation of hematologists.

 

  • National Student Injury Research Training ProgramEach summer, the Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) hosts the National Medical Student Injury Research Training Program. The goal of this program is to provide research training to future physician-investigators while introducing them to the field of injury research and prevention. This program gives medical students the opportunity to conduct their own research under the supervision and guidance of CIRP faculty and researchers. In collaboration with a faculty mentor

 

  • NIH Clinical Center: Medical Research Scholars Program  –   The Medical Research Scholars Program is a year long research immersion program for future clinician-scientists that advances health by inspiring careers in biomedical research. By engaging students in basic, clinical, or translational research investigations, offering a curriculum rich in didactics and professional development, and featuring a robust mentorship and advising program, MRSP prepares its Scholars to become tomorrow’s leaders in medicine and biomedical research.

 

  • NIH Summer Internship Program (SIP) -Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research (At the NIH “biomedical research” includes everything from behavioral and social sciences, through biology and chemistry, to physics, mathematical modeling, computational biology, and biostatistics). The NIH consists of the 240-bed Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center and more than 1150 laboratories/research groups located on the main campus in Bethesda, MD, and the surrounding area as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Hamilton, MT; Framingham, MA; Phoenix, AZ; and Detroit, MI.  NOTE: the number of positions in Hamilton, Framingham, Phoenix, and Detroit is limited.

 

  • Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation The Sarnoff Fellowship Program offers medical students enrolled in accredited U.S. medical schools the opportunity to spend a year conducting intensive work in a biomedical research facility in the United Sates, other than the medical school in which they are enrolled.

 

  • Summer Medical Student Respiratory Research Fellowship – Students outside of the University of Cincinnati must first complete a Letter of Intent. The Letter of Intent requires basic student background information, a personal statement, and your current resume. You will not need to designate a mentor for the Letter of Intent but should provide us a list of projects/mentors which interest you.Selected students will then be invited to complete a Project Proposal. Students submitting a Project Proposal must identify one mentor for their summer project. The Project Proposal will include a formal one-page Research Plan, a Mentors Statement, and a signed Agreement & Conditions of Funding.

 

  • Rheumatology Research Foundation –Recruiting more quality rheumatology professionals starts with building interest in the field among the best and brightest medical and graduate students and residents.  Preceptorships encourage students and residents to learn more about rheumatology and pursue careers in the field by supporting a one-on-one, real-world learning experience.

 

  • Visiting Research Internship Program (VRIP) – The Visiting Research Internship Program (VRIP) is an eight-week mentored, summer research program designed to enrich medical students’ interest in research and health-related careers, particularly clinical/translational research careers.  In addition to a mentored clinical/translational research experience, VRIP students participate in weekly seminars with Harvard faculty focusing on topics such as research methodology, health disparities, ethics, and career paths. Participants also have the opportunity to participate in offerings of other Harvard Medical School programs such as career development seminars and networking dinners.