Research Opportunities

Basic

Education

Clinical/Public Health Research

Translational

International Opportunities

COM M1-M2 Summer Research Opportunities

Basic Opportunities

Title: NIH Medical Student Research Fellowship Program
Description: The NIH student research program allows rising M2 students to pursue research during the interim summer between the first and second years of medical school. The program typically provides a stipend of $4-5,000 for the summer period (this can vary). In order to pursue this program a protocol must be written outlining the project to be pursued (typically the preceptor will help facilitate this protocol) and submitted to the NIH fellowship office (above hyperlink). The NIH student research office holds seminars for students in the spring of their first year to provide more information on this.
Expected time commitment: 10 weeks
Location: UTHSC
Contact: Dr. Syamal Bhattacharya (sbhattac@uthsc.edu), 901-448-5676
Website: uthsc.edu/research/student_research_programs/fellowships



Title:  Pediatric Oncology Education Program (POE)
Description:  "A unique opportunity for students for careers in healthcare funded by NHI and NCI."
Expected time commitment:  9-10 wks
Location:  St Jude Children's Research Hospital
Contact:  Dr. Suzanne Gronemeyer (suzanne.gronemeyer@stjude.org) (901) 595-2488
Website: stjude.org/poe



Title: Huntington Medical Research Institutes
Description: HMRI Student Research Program hosts 15 students from around the United States at the HMRI laboratories. The students are involved in biomedical research and present the results of their research.
Expected time commitment: Summer
Location: HMRI Laboratories Pasadena, California
Contact/Mentor: Dr. Victor Pikov
Huntington Medical Research Institutes
734 Fairmount Ave.
Pasadena, California 91105
(626) 397-5850 or Email: Pikov@HMRI.ORG
Website: http://www.hmri.org/


Title: Coriell Institute for Medical Research Summer Internships
Description: Positions are available each summer for students to work in a research laboratory or related office.  Projects for each intern are developed by the principal investigator/supervisor.
Expected time commitment: 10 weeks
Location: Coriell Institute
403 Haddon Avenue
Camden, NJ 08103
Contact/Mentor: croyds@coriell.org
403 Haddon Avenue
Camden, NJ 08103
Fax: 856-964-0254
Website: http://www.coriell.org


Title: Hospital for Special Surgery – Summer Research Fellowship
Description: The Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship is a program of mentored research designed to introduce students who have completed their first year of medical school to research opportunities in orthopedic basic science, translational science, and clinical research in orthopedics.
Expected time commitment: 8 weeks
Location: Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
Contact/Mentor: Chisa Hidaka,MD, Assistant Scientist hidakac@hss.edu
Hospital for Special Surgery (212) 774-2384
Website: http://www.hss.edu


Title: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes
Description: This program allows medical students to conduct research under the direction of an established scientist at one of its 16 Diabetes Research Centers during the summer between first and second year or second and third year.
Expected time commitment: 9-12 weeks
Location: 16 locations throughout the USA
Contact/Mentor: Deborah C. Brown, Vanderbilt Diabetes Center
802 Light Hall
Nashville, TN 37232-0202
(615) 322-7004
niddk.diabetes.student.research.@vanderbilt.edu
Website: medicalstudentdiabetesreseach.org


Title: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Summer Fellowship Program
Description: The Medical Student Summer Fellowship program is a research program offered to medical students who have a career interest as a physician-scientist in the field of oncology and/or related biomedical sciences.
Expected time commitment: 8 weeks
Location: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY
Contact/Mentor: Summer Fellowship Program
Office of Graduate Medical Education, Box 187
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Avenue
New York, NY 10065
sumstudent@mskcc.org
(212) 639-3359
Website: mskcc.org/mskcc/html/2637.cfm


Title: Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) Program
Description: The MSTAR program provides medical students with structured research, clinical, and didactic program in geriatrics.  Research projects are offered in basic, clinical, and health services research relevant to older people.
Expected time commitment: 8-12 weeks
Location: multiple institution options
Contact/Mentor: American Federation of Aging Research (AFAR)
55 West 39th Street, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10018
(212) 703-9977 or (888) 582-2327
grants@afar.org or info@afar.org
Website: afar.org/medstu.html

Title: HHMI Summer Medical Fellows Program
Description: HHMI Summer Medical Fellows Program will support up to 20 students working in HHMI laboratories for 8-10 weeks. Students must be in good standing at a medical, dental, or veterinary school located in the U.S. Those who are enrolled in a combined professional degree/Ph.D. program or who have already received a one-year award from any year-out research training program are not eligible to apply. The program is primarily aimed at those students who wish to explore the summer research experience with the intent of applying for the year-long program. The Competition System opens on November 1, 2013 and the application deadline is February 15, 2014.
Expected time commitment: 8-10 weeks
Location: one of the HHMI laboratories
Contact: medfellows@hhmi.org or 301-951-6708
Website: www.hhmi.org/medfellowships

 


Educational Opportunities

Title: Summer Educational Research Fellowship (SERF)
Description: "This summer fellowship includes a $2,000 stipend for a 8 week period during which fellowship recipients undertake an educational research project focused on improving the teaching skills of medical faculty and residents and refining the educational experience of medical students."
Expected time commitment: 8 weeks
Location: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Graduate Medical Education
910 Madison Ave., Suite 1031
Memphis, TN 38163

Contact/Mentor: Constance Tucker, ctucker9@uthsc.edu or call 901-448-5363

Clinical/Public Health Research Opportunities

Title: The STEER Program (South Texas Environmental Education and Research)
Description: "STEER transforms current and future health professionals by providing a compelling, community-based, educational experience that allows them to make the connection between the environment, public health and medicine."
Expected time commitment: 4 weeks
Location: Laredo and Harlingen, Texas
Contact/Mentor: 210-567-7407 or STEER@uthscsa.edu
Website: steer.uthscsa.edu


Title: Paul Ambrose Scholars Program
Description: "This unique experience brings 40 to 50 students to Washington, DC to attend a three-day leadership symposium which serves to guide them in their own implementation of a micro-grant funded, community-based health education project."
Expected time commitment: 3 day symposium followed by self-directed research
Location: Washington, DC
Contact/Mentor: 202-463-0550 or training@aptrweb.org
Website: atpm.org/pasp


Title: Gold Foundation Student Summer Fellowship Program
Description: "The Student Summer Fellowship grant award includes a $3,000 stipend for a 10 week period during which fellowship recipients undertake a research or service project focused on community health and cultural competency issues."
Expected time commitment: 10 weeks
Location: Any approved off-site location
Contact/Mentor: Lisa Podhayny lisa@gold-foundation.org
or call 201-567-7999 EXT. 10
Website: http://www.humanism-in-medicine.org/index.php/programs_grants/gold_foundation_programs/student_summer_fellowships


Title: The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Description: These are fellowships offered for students who are interested in tropical medicine or infectious disease research projects.  If you have a research idea, apply for financial support through the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
Expected time commitment: Variable
Location: International
Contact/Mentor: Judy DeAcetis j.deacetis@astmh.org and 847-480-9592
Website: astmh.org/ASTMH_Sponsored_Fellowships/2708.htm


Title: Hospital for Special Surgery – Summer Research Fellowship
Description: The Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship is a program of mentored research designed to introduce students who have completed their first year of medical school to research opportunities in orthopedic basic science, translational science, and clinical research in orthopedics.
Expected time commitment: 8 weeks
Location: Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
Contact/Mentor: Chisa Hidaka,MD, Assistant Scientist hidakac@hss.edu
Hospital for Special Surgery (212) 774-2384
Website: http://www.hss.edu


Title: Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) Program
Description: The MSTAR program provides medical students with structured research, clinical, and didactic program in geriatrics.  Research projects are offered in basic, clinical, and health services research relevant to older people.
Expected time commitment: 8-12 weeks
Location: multiple institution options
Contact/Mentor: American Federation of Aging Research (AFAR)
55 West 39th Street, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10018
(212) 703-9977 or (888) 582-2327
grants@afar.org or info@afar.org
Website: afar.org/medstu.html

Title: Mayo Clinic Summer Research Fellowship
Description: Mayo Clinic research opportunity that offers patient-oriented research for under-represented medical students in their first or second year.
Expected time commitment: 8-10 weeks
Location: Rochester, MN
Contact: Must apply online
Website: mayo.edu/msgme/diversity-srf.html


Title: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Summer Fellowship Program
Description: The Medical Student Summer Fellowship program is a research program offered to medical students who have a career interest as a physician-scientist in the field of oncology and/or related biomedical sciences.
Expected time commitment: 8 weeks
Location: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY
Contact/Mentor: Summer Fellowship Program
Office of Graduate Medical Education, Box 187
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Avenue
New York, NY 10065
sumstudent@mskcc.org
(212) 639-3359
Website: mskcc.org/mskcc/html/2637.cfm


Title: Jeanne Spurlock Minority Medical Student Research Fellowships in Substance Abuse and Addiction
Supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse
Description: The Jeanne Spurlock Minority Medical Student Research Fellowship in Substance Abuse and Addiction provides up to $4,000 for 12 weeks of research training in substance abuse and addiction under a child and adolescent psychiatrist mentor. This program also provides additional travel funds to attend the 60thAACAP Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL, October 22 - 27, 2013.
Deadline: Extended to March 1, 2013 (Please encourage minority medical students to apply.)

Translational Opportunities

Title: Visiting Research Internship Program
Description: Harvard Medical School mentored summer research program that offers research opportunities in clinical/translational research. Summer Program includes weekly seminars and networking opportunities. Underrepresented minorities and or/disadvantaged individuals are especially encouraged to apply.
Expected time commitment: 8 weeks
Location: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Contact/Mentor: Rachel Milliron (rachel_milliron@hms.harvard.edu), 617-432-1892
Website: mfdp.med.harvard.edu/catalyst/MedicalStudents.html


Title: Hospital for Special Surgery – Summer Research Fellowship
Description: The Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship is a program of mentored research designed to introduce students who have completed their first year of medical school to research opportunities in orthopedic basic science, translational science, and clinical research in orthopedics.
Expected time commitment: 8 weeks
Location: Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
Contact/Mentor: Chisa Hidaka,MD, Assistant Scientist hidakac@hss.edu
Hospital for Special Surgery (212) 774-2384
Website: http://www.hss.edu


Title: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Summer Fellowship Program
Description: The Medical Student Summer Fellowship program is a research program offered to medical students who have a career interest as a physician-scientist in the field of oncology and/or related biomedical sciences.
Expected time commitment: 8 weeks
Location: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY
Contact/Mentor: Summer Fellowship Program
Office of Graduate Medical Education, Box 187
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Avenue
New York, NY 10065
sumstudent@mskcc.org
(212) 639-3359
Website: mskcc.org/mskcc/html/2637.cfm

Title: Naval Research
Description: The Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP), provides an opportunity for students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer. The goals of the NREIP are to encourage participating students to pursue science and engineering careers, to further education via mentoring by laboratory personnel and their participation in research, and to make them aware of DoNresearch and technology efforts, which can lead to employment within the DoN. NREIP provides competitive research internships to approximately 275 college students (200 undergraduate students and 75 graduate students) each year. Participating students spend ten weeks during the summer conducting research at approximately 21 DoN laboratories. Expected time commitment: 8-10 weeks
Location: Multiple
Contact: apply online
Website:http://nreip.asee.org/labs/navy_medical_research_center

International Opportunities

Title: AMSA’s International Research Exchange (IFMSA) Program
Description: This program allows students the opportunity to experience research work in a foreign country.  Students can search opportunities based on specialty of interest or country of interest, among other criteria.
Expected time commitment: 1 month
Location: multiple countries
Contact/Mentor: research.exchange@amsa.org
Website: amsa.org/AMSA/Homepage/EducationCareerDevelopment/InternationalExchanges/Research.aspx


Title: The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Description: These are fellowships offered for students who are interested in tropical medicine or infectious disease research projects.  If you have a research idea, apply for financial support through the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
Expected time commitment: Variable
Location: International
Contact/Mentor: Judy DeAcetis j.deacetis@astmh.org and 847-480-9592
Website: astmh.org/ASTMH_Sponsored_Fellowships/2708.htm


Title: MHIRT (Minority Health and Health Disparities  International Research Training)
Description: The Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) program at CBU provides international research training opportunities to qualified undergraduate, graduate, and medical students from socially or economically disadvantaged groups who have been historically underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research careers. This program offers research sites in Brazil and Uganda. Students spend 10 weeks during the summer at their designated international research site. MHIRT students engage in research related to: biomedical science, behavioral science, environmental science, carnivore conservation, and/or public health. MHIRT is a paid internship. All expenses relative to travel, room and board, preparation, and workshops are paid. In addition, students receive a monthly stipend. Preference is given to students from participating schools within the Coalition and from the Mid-South Region; however, any US citizen or permanent resident may apply.
Expected time commitment: 10 weeks
Location: Brazil, Uganda, Thailand
Contact: Ms. Julia Hanebrink jhanebri@cbu.edu
or Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald malinda@cbu.edu
Website: cbu.edu/mhirt