COM M1-M2 Summer Research Opportunities


Basic & Clinical/Translational

Title:  The Glorney-Raisbeck Medical Student Grants in Cardiovascular Research
Description: The New York Academy of Medicine is pleased to announce the competition for The Glorney-Raisbeck Medical Student Grants in Cardiovascular Research. The grants are awarded to MD candidates who are either enrolled in a New York-area medical school or plan to conduct research at a New York-area institution, to pursue summer basic or clinical research projects seeking better understanding of the causes, prevention, and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.
Time commitment: 10-12 weeks
Deadline: January 25
Stipend: $3,500
Location: New York area
Contact/Mentor:  fellows@nyam.org

Title: The Ferdinand C. Valentine Medical Student Research Grants in Urology
Description: The New York Academy of Medicine is pleased to announce the competition for The Ferdinand C. Valentine Medical Student Research Grants in Urology. The grants are awarded to MD candidates who are either enrolled in a New York-area medical school or plan to conduct research at a New York-area institution (New York City, Long Island, Westchester County, or New Jersey), to pursue mentored summer basic or clinical research projects in urology.
Time commitment: 10-12 weeks
Deadline: January 25
Stipend: $4,000
Location: Various
Contact/Mentor:fellows@nyam.org

Title: UTHSC NIH Medical Student Research Fellowship Program
Description: Mentored research with opportunities in basic, clinical/translational or public health research. The program requires a project application written by the student with assistance from the preceptor and submitted to the NIH fellowship office. The Program holds required seminars in the spring to coordinate student participation.
Time commitment: 10 weeks
Deadline: Coordination meeting: January TBA (required); application: April 15
Stipend: $4,000
Location: UTHSC
Contact: Dr. Syamal Bhattacharya (sbhattac@uthsc.edu), 901-448-5676

Title: UTHSC Department of Otolaryngology Summer Research Fellowships
Description: The program provides motivated UT medical students that would like to pursue a career in Otolaryngology to work directly with our residents and faculty on various clinical trials, clinical research, and basic science projects under the supervision of an established mentor and mentorship committee with the goal of enhancing the research training experience at UT and developing a pool of potential physician scientists. We also have opportunities for fellows to shadow our surgeons in both the clinic and the operating room. Fellows are encouraged to attend all resident teaching conferences, journal clubs, and workshops.
Deadline: Rolling
Stipend: Yes
Time commitment: 10 weeks
Location: Memphis, TN
Contact: Send CV and a brief statement on interest in the program to: Tate Naylor (tnaylor@uthsc.edu) or Dr. Madhu Mamidala (mmamidal@uthsc.edu

Title: Pediatric Oncology Education Program (POE)
Description: The POE program provides opportunities for students planning a career in cancer/oncology research, either as a clinical scientist or laboratory-based research scientist. Provides a mentored research internship in basic laboratory or clinical research funded by NHI and NCI.
Time commitment:  10 weeks
Deadline: Oct. 1 - Feb. 1
Stipend: $480/week
Location:  St Jude Children's Research Hospital
Contact:  Dr. Suzanne Gronemeyer (suzanne.gronemeyer@stjude.org)

Title: Huntington Medical Research Institutes
Description: HMRI provides a volunteer program for students interested in careers in basic/biomedical research. Several HMRI alumni have gone on to be chairs of medical school departments and medical research institutes.
Time commitment: Summer
Location: HMRI Laboratories. Pasadena, California
Deadline/Contact: mary.vega@hmri.org
Stipend:
none

Title: Hospital for Special Surgery – Summer Research Fellowship
Description: Mentored research with opportunities in orthopedic basic/biomedical, translational, and clinical research.
Time commitment: 8 weeks
Deadline: December 15 – January 30
Stipend: $3,000
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

Title:  National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes
Description: Mentored research under the direction of a established scientist at one of the 16 the NIDDK-funded Research Centers. Provides basic/biomedical, translational, and clinical research opportunities in the areas of diabetes, hormone action, physiology, islet cell biology or obesity. in the areas of diabetes, hormone action, physiology, islet cell biology or obesity. Available during the summer between the M1 and M2 or the M2 and M3 years.
Time commitment: 9-12 weeks
Deadline: January 29
Stipend: $1,950/month
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

Title:  NIH Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Science (SIP)
Description: Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to basic/biomedical research (At the NIH "biomedical sciences" includes everything from behavioral and social sciences, through biology and chemistry, to physics, mathematical modeling, computational biology, and biostatistics)
Time commitment: 8 weeks
Deadline: March 1
Stipend: $2,800
Location: Bethesda, MD
Contact/Mentor:Summer_Postbac_Questions@mail.nih.gov

Title:  Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Summer Fellowship Program
Description: The Medical Student Summer Fellowship program is a mentored research program offered to medical students who have a career interest as a physician-scientist in the field of cancer, oncology and/or related biomedical sciences. Provides basic/biomedical and clinical research opportunities. Available during the summer between the M1 and M2 or the M2 and M3 years.
Time commitment: 8-10 weeks
Deadline: January 8
Stipend: $5,800
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 mentored research, clinical, and didactic program in aging-related research and geriatrics. Research projects are offered in basic, translation, clinical, and health services research relevant to older people at seven National Training Centers (NTC) supported by the National Institute on Aging.
Time commitment: 8-12 weeks
Deadline: January 26
Stipend: $1,980/month
Location: 7 locations throughout the USA
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

Title:  American Academy of Neurology Medical Student Summer Research Scholarship
Description: The scholarship program offers members of SIGN a stipend of $3,000 to conduct a mentored, neuroscience-based research project in either an institutional, clinical, or laboratory setting where there are ongoing programs of research, service or training, or a private practice. Only applicants from schools with established SIGN chapters are eligible to apply. The AAN will award up to 20 scholarships to medical students with limited research experience relevant to clinical or neuroscience fields who have a supporting preceptor and a project with clearly defined goals. Note: The program is not intended for medical students with an extensive background in research. Therefore these students should not apply. The project is to be conducted through a U.S. or Canadian institution of the student's choice and jointly designed by the student and sponsoring institution.
Expected time commitment: 12 weeks
Deadline: Winter application: December 1 – February 28; Summer application: June 1 – August 27
Stipend: $3,000
Location: various, see above
Contact/Mentor: Maggie Rock at mrock@aan.com

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 DoN research and technology efforts, which can lead to employment within the DoN. NREIP provides competitive basic and translational 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.
Time commitment: 8-10 weeks
Deadline: October 31
Stipend: $10,800
Location: Multiple
Contact: apply online

Title:  Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowship
Description: FAER created the Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowship to encourage talented medical students to consider careers in anesthesiology research and perioperative medicine. The MSARF program offers first-, second- and third-year medical students an 8-week summer anesthesia-related basic science or clinical research experience and the opportunity to present research findings at the American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting."
Time commitment: 8 summer weeks
Deadline: Host department application: October 31; Student application: January 31
Stipend: $400/week
Location: Depends on host department
Contact/Mentor:FAER@faer.org, (507) 266-6866

 

Clinical/Translational or Public Health

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. Available to M1 to M4 students.
Time commitment: 4 weeks
Deadline: Rolling, 3-5 times/year
Stipend: none
Location: Laredo and Harlingen, Texas
Contact/Mentor: 210-567-7407 or STEER@uthscsa.edu

Title:  The David E. Rogers Fellowship Program
Description: The David E. Rogers Student Fellowship Award is meant to enrich the educational experiences of medical and dental students through projects that bear on medicine and dentistry as they contribute to the health of communities, and to address the human needs of underserved or disadvantaged patients or populations. The content of the Fellowship might include clinical investigation, public health/epidemiology, health policy analysis, activities linking biomedicine, the social infrastructure and human or community need.
Time commitment: 10-12 weeks
Deadline: Check website in the fall for details
Stipend: $4,000
Location: Various
Contact/Mentor:fellows@nyam.org

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."
Time commitment: 3 day symposium in April followed by self-directed research
Deadline: November 20
Stipend: not applicable
Location: Washington, DC
Contact: 202-463-0550 or training@aptrweb.org

Title:Gold Foundation Student Summer Fellowship ProgramDescription: The Student Summer Fellowship Program offers opportunities for medical students to complete a mentored research or service project related to community health. Projects must be focused on understanding and/or enhancing culturally competent practice, developing skills to become patient and relationship-centered physicians, and addressing a public health need in an underserved community or population.
Time commitment: 10 weeks
Deadline: March 16
Stipend: $4,000
Location: Any approved off-site location
Contact: Lisa Podhayny lisa@gold-foundation.org or call 201-567-7999 EXT. 10


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. Also available to M2 students.
Time commitment: 8 weeks
Deadline: December 21
Stipend: Yes
Location: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Contact/Mentor: Rachel Milliron, 617-432-1892

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. See also the Benjamin H. Kean Travel Fellowship in Tropical Medicine, a fellowship designed to support medical students involved in clinical or research electives in tropical areas. While it is most often awarded to fourth year medical students because their schedules are flexible, first year students with a free summer and students in other years who can travel for at least a month are encouraged to apply.
Time commitment: Variable
Deadline: Variable
Stipend: Variable
Location: International
Contact/Mentor: Judy DeAcetis j.deacetis@astmh.org and 847-480-9592

Title:  Health Policy Fellowship at the American Academy of Ophthalmology
Description: The Student Summer Fellowship Program offers opportunities for medical students to complete a mentored research or service project related to community health. Projects must be focused on understanding and/or enhancing culturally competent practice, developing skills to become patient and relationship-centered physicians, and addressing a public health need in an underserved community or population.
Time commitment: 6-8 weeks
Deadline: January 6
Stipend: $1,500-$2,000
Location: Various
Contact: see https://www.healthpolicyfellowship.org/contact

Title:  Mayo Clinic Summer Research Fellowship
Description: Mayo Clinic research opportunity that offers patient-oriented clinical research for under-represented medical students in their first or second year.
Time commitment: 8-10 weeks
Deadline: March 1
Stipend: $4,300 plus $600 for travel expenses
Location: Rochester, MN
Contact/Mentor: Dennis C. Mays, Program Manager-Diversity Grants, 507-266-8911, mays.dennis@mayo.edu

Title:  Jeanne Spurlock Minority Medical Student Research Fellowships in Substance Abuse and Addiction
Description: This Fellowship, supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, offers a unique summer opportunity for minority medical students, or students whose project will focus on minorities, to explore a clinical research career in substance abuse in relation to child and adolescent psychiatry, gain valuable work experience, and meet leaders in the child and adolescent psychiatry field.
Time commitment: 12 weeks
Deadline: March15
Stipend: $4,000
Location: Variable
Contact: AACAP Department of Research, Grants and Workforce at 202-587-9663, or training@aacap.org.

Title: AACAP Summer Medical Student Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Description: The AACAP Summer Medical Student Fellowships offer a chance for medical students to explore a career in child and adolescent psychiatry, gain valuable work and experience, and meet leaders in the child and adolescent psychiatry field.
Time commitment: 8-12 weeks. Fellowships proposed as less than eight weeks will NOT be considered.
Deadline: March 2
Stipend: $3,500
Location: Various
Contact/Mentor: AACAP Department of Research, Grants and Workforce at 202-587-9663, or training@aacap.org.

Title: UTHSC Department of Family Medicine Student Assistantship Program (SRP)
Description: This 8-week summer program provides opportunities to participate in clinically relevant research. For more information see: https://uthsc.edu/fammed/student-research-assistantship-program/
Deadline: April 2, see webpage for application form
Stipend: $1,280 in Memphis, $1,580 in Jackson
Time commitment: 8 weeks
Location: Memphis and Jackson, TN
Contact: Sharon Tabachnick, stabachn@uthsc.edu

Title: West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center Medical Student Preceptorship in Forensic Pathology
Description: The program provides UT medical students considering a career in forensic medicine to: (1) to gain in depth experience in normal gross anatomy with daily participation in autopsies at the Center; (2) study aspects of human disease in a “real world” environment, including natural disease processes as well as unnatural deaths (homicides, suicides, accidents); and (3) as time and interest allow, students will be encouraged to attend at least one death scene under the guidance of one of the Center’s death investigators. Each student will, under the guidance of a preceptor, be expected to carry to completion a small work of scholarship that will culminate at a minimum in a poster presentation worthy of presentation at a national meeting.
Deadline: February 23
Stipend: $1,600/month
Time commitment: 8 weeks
Location: Memphis, TN
Contact: Submit CV and a one-paragraph statement of interest by email to Dr. Erica Curry


Title: Campbell Clinic Summer Research
Description: Campbell Foundation (CF), in association with Campbell Clinic, has a wide variety of active research studies including prospective and retrospective studies involving patients with orthopaedic conditions. Volunteer positions will be available during June and July 2019 to UTHSC medical students who have completed at least their first year. Student will complete an average of 20 hours per week for 8 weeks during the summer months.  A combination of on-site and off- site hours is possible. Assignment to a research project will be based upon current needs.
Deadline: February 28, 2019. Submit application, CV, documentation of UTHSC academic standing to kromer@campbell-foundation.org. Schedule and interview with Karen Romer by March 31 2019 and complete group 3 CITI training at www.citiprogram.org associated with UTHSC-Memphis; bring the certificate of completion of this training to your interview.
Stipend: not applicable
Time commitment: 8 weeks
Location: Memphis, TN
Contact: Karen Romer, RN, BSN; 901-435-5704; kromer@campbell-foundation.org

 

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.
Time commitment: 1 month
Deadline: Various
Stipend: Lodging and some meals provided
Location: multiple countries
Contact/Mentor: research.exchange@amsa.org

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. See also the Benjamin H. Kean Travel Fellowship in Tropical Medicine (added link to website), a fellowship designed to support medical students involved in clinical or research electives in tropical areas. While it is most often awarded to fourth year medical students because their schedules are flexible, first year students with a free summer and students in other years who can travel for at least a month are encouraged to apply.
Time commitment: Variable
Deadline: Variable
Stipend: Variable
Location: International
Contact/Mentor: Judy DeAcetis and 847-480-9592

Title: Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT)
Description: The 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 summer research sites in Brazil and Uganda. 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.
Time commitment: 10 weeks
Deadline: January 2
Stipend: $1,000 to $1,500/month
Location: Brazil, Nicaragua, Uganda
Contact: Ms. Julia Hanebrink or Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald