Student Research Programs
The Office of Medical Student Research secures grants and other funding to offer MD students a variety of paid summer research opportunities. In addition, students may conduct research as a fourth-year elective of their MD program, or by enrolling in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP).
Opportunities are available in all fields for students ultimately interested in clinical practice, scientific research, or a combination of the two.
To be eligible for programs and funding through the Office of Medical Student Research, you must be in good academic standing, and all research must be conducted under the direction of a full-time faculty member at the School of Medicine.
Find your fit
As a School of Medicine student, you can participate in research through programs ranging from a single summer to several years.
|Summer Research Program||Year-Long Research Program||4th-Year Elective||MSTP|
|Participating programs||MD||MA/MD, MSCI, MPHS, MPH||4th year MD||1st – 3rd year MD, MD/PhD|
|Research types||Basic science, clinical||Basic science, clinical||Basic science, clinical||Basic science, translational|
|Duration||3 months||10-12 months||6 weeks||7-8 years|
|Funding||Fully funded by stipend||Varies by program||None||Tuition waiver and stipend|
|Ideal for||Introductory research experience||In-depth research training||In-depth research training||Career as physician scientist|
|Application deadline||Varies by program||Varies by program||Varies by program||N/A|
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Other research opportunities
Undergraduate students interested in medical research should contact the Office of Undergraduate Research.
Meet with Dean Chung to review research opportunities and discuss the best match for your goals, schedule and interests.