Summer Research and Extended Research Programs
UVa Summer Research and Extended Research Programs A medical student summer
research program between the first and second years provides the opportunity
for a large number of students to participate in research with members of
the faculty. Projects in both clinical and basic research are available.
The usual project period is seven weeks. Stipends are provided by the School
of Medicine and faculty member mentor. A formal report of the work is required
at the end of the program. Information about this program is provided to
students by mid-February. The extended research program allows students to
perform research during free time in years II and II and elective periods
during year IV, or over the course of an entire year, Both programs are overseen
by Dr. Steven Wasserman (434/243-7088; email email@example.com). Administrative
questions can be directed to Joyce Fortune, McKim Hall, Room 3026 (3rd floor),
The Society for Pediatric Research and the American Pediatric Society
offer a medical student research program at over 400 laboratories throughout
the U.S. and Canada. Phone: 281/419-0052 or email student-research@aps-spr-org
Alpha Omega Alpha Student Research Fellowships 650/329-0291
Up to 40 fellowships may be awarded annually to students in their 1st,
2nd or 3rd year. MD/PhD students are not eligible. Areas of research may
include clinical investigation, basic research, epidemiology, and social
science/health service research. For information email firstname.lastname@example.org
St Jude Children's Research Hospital,
The Pediatric Oncology program allows medical students after their 2nd
year to participate in oncology research. Training is a minimum of 9
responsible for their travel, housing and living expenses.
The Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes (research
year; summer program)
The Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes is sponsored by the
National Institutes of Health through the NIDDK and allows medical students
to conduct research under the direction of an established scientist in
the areas of diabetes, hormone action, physiology, islet cell biology
or obesity at an institution with one of the NIDDK-funded Research Centers
during the summer between the first and second year or second and third
year of medical school. A stipend is provided.
Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship Program (research year)
This program is designed to encourage medical students to pursue a career
in clinical research. Students must have completed their first two
years and some clinical training. Stipends and health insurance coverage
are provided at 10 medical schools, see web site for more
The National Institutes of
Health (NIH) 301/402-2176 (research year)
This program offers a summer research program 9-12 weeks or after the
3rd year. Prior research experience is expected of most applicants. Training
programs are also available at NIH.
HHMI-NIH Research Scholars
Program 800/424-9924 (research year)
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the National Institutes
of Health - the largest private and public biomedical research institutions
in the United States - jointly established the HHMI-NIH Research Scholars
Program to give outstanding students in medical schools an opportunity
to receive research training at the NIH for a year (an annual stipend
is available). For more information contact them on their web
Fellowships (research year; summer program)
For information on fellowships (some in Africa) offered at Howard Hughes
Medical Institute call 800/424-9924 or send an email to email@example.com or visit their web site
The Stanley J. Sarnoff
Endowment for Cardiovascular Science, Inc. (research year)
This program offers fellowships each year to give medical students the
opportunity to spend a year conducting intensive work in a research
at an institution other than the medical school in which they are enrolled.
Prior research is not a prerequisite. The annual stipend is approximately
$28,500. There is also up to $7,000 for travel and moving expenses to
name a few of the benefits.
The American Federation for Aging
AFAR is a not-for-profit organization supporting biomedical aging research.
This 8-12 week program offers stipends to students for various research
For more information send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
, call 212-703-9977.
J. Gaffey Post-Sophomore Year Fellowship in Pathology (fellowship
The University of Virginia Department of Pathology offers a fellowship
in pathology; the Michael J. Gaffey Post-Sophomore Year Fellowship Program.
The fellowship emphasizes the diagnostic activities of the pathologist,
particularly in surgical pathology, cytopathology, autopsy pathology
clinical laboratory medicine. Research opportunities are also available.
The fellowship is structured to accommodate the interests of the student
fellow. This is open to medical students who have successfully completed
their second or third year at a U.S. or Canadian LCME accredited medical
school. A stipend of $21,000 is provided. An
application form is available on their web site.
Short-Term Summer Research
Summer Research and Training Program in Environmental Health Sciences is designed
to support short-term research training of medical students. The program
will capitalize on the outstanding research facilities in the Vanderbilt
University School of Medicine, strengths in environmental health coupled
with patient-oriented research, existing research and training infrastructure,
and a demonstrated institutional commitment to the continued development
of biomedical research and training.
The Medical Student Summer Fellowship program is an eight-week 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. A stipend is given.
Medical School Research Opportunities
For information on UVa research/grants.
Fourth Year UVa Elective Research
Research opportunities exist in the fourth year as an elective.
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