Connecting medical students with opportunities in basic, translational and clinical research.

Whether your goal is clinical practice or scientific study, research can be an important part of your medical training. Learn more about student research.

faculty mentors
available to mentor students in any medical specialty
recommendation rate
by students who completed research in 2019
average student stipend
for 2019 Summer Research Programs

As a medical student, you aren’t required to do research. So why do most students give it a try?

  • 5reasons
    to participate in research
  • Receive a stipend

    Students in most research programs qualify for funding via grants secured by the OMSR.

  • Gain hands-on experience

    Try out research in any specialty to identify and hone your professional interests.

  • Collaborate with faculty

    Work one-on–one with faculty who are leaders in their fields, and gain a valuable professional mentor.

  • Get published

    Research findings are meant to be shared, and more than half of our participants go on to publish.

  • Prepare for residency

    Residency directors take notice of research experience when seeking well-rounded, knowledgeable doctors.

Opportunities abound across all stages of research. We’re here to help you find the best fit.

Your partners in planning research

Dean Koong-Nah Chung, PhD, and Program Coordinator Roz Robinson work personally with each student to identify interests, find faculty mentors and arrange funding.

Schedule your meeting with Dean Chung to get started!