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.

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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.

Get started

Meet with Dean Chung to review research opportunities and discuss the best match for your goals, schedule and interests.

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