Student Research Assistantship Program
The Department of Family Medicine offers medical students an exciting summer opportunity - the Family Medicine Student Research Assistantship Program (SRP), an 8-week program during the months of June and July.
SRP may be for you, if you enjoy working in a clinical setting while learning about clinically relevant research.
SRP is designed to:
- Improve your ability to read the medical literature
- Increase your ability to think critically based on medical observations experienced in every day practice
- Provide you with an opportunity to present your report at a professional meeting at no expense to you
- Provide you with an opportunity to experience family medicine first-hand by participating in a family medicine residency program and clinic
You will receive a stipend of $2,000 for your eight-week equivalent project by meeting the terms of your written agreement.
- Complete and return the attached application. Every year a new application will be posted around the end of February.
- The Family Medicine Research Division will select candidates from the completed application on a rolling basis until the stated deadline on the applications.
- Accepted SRP students must sign a written agreement and complete employment/stipend forms by the deadline stated in the acceptance e-mail that will be sent out on a rolling basis.
- Accepted candidates attend a special SRP orientation on the first Monday of the SRP.
- Each student will be supervised throughout the course of the project according to the nature of the project.
- Students will complete a poster and PowerPoint presentation of their project and present it to students, residents, and faculty at the end of the program.
- Students will receive two stipend payments of $1,000 for work completed under the terms of the signed agreement.
- Students can expect to spend every Wednesday at St. Francis 8 AM to 5 PM where they will receive instruction on different research learning modules and hands-on data entry and statistical analysis. In addition, students will spend another two days per week in research and clinical activities.
- Contact Sharon Tabachnick, Ph.D. (by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 901-448-7574) for more details as needed.
Sharon Tabachnick, Ph.D.
Adjunct Associate Professor
Preceptor & SRP Coordinator
Dept. of Family Medicine
711 Jefferson Ave. Suite 137
1301 Primacy Parkway
Memphis, TN 38119
Phone: (901) 448-7574
Fax: (901) 448-8006
Sharon Tabachnick, MSLS, PhD
St. Francis Family Medicine Center
1301 Primacy Parkway, Memphis, TN 38119