Skip to content

Other ways to search: Events Calendar | UTHSC News

Research Opportunities

COM Research during M1, M2, and M3 Years 

Title: Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship
Description: The fellowship provides research support for clinical investigation, basic laboratory research, epidemiology, or social science/health services research for first-, second-, and third-year students.
Time commitment: 8-10 summer weeks, or 4 hours/week for 12 months over a period of 1-2 years
Deadline: mid-December
Stipend: $5,000
Location: UTHSC and national locations
Contact/Mentor: Jean Holzwart at, 901.448.5676

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:, 507.266.6866

COM Research during M3 and M4 Years 

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 847.480.9592

Title:  CDC Epidemiology Elective (EEP)
Description: The EEP program trains third- and forth-year medical students in applied epidemiology, public health, and global health. Students learn by hands-on experience and mentorship by CDC subject matter experts. This program offers assignments during 6- or 8-week rotation periods largely based at CDC in Atlanta, Georgia.
Time commitment: 6 or 8 weeks
Deadline: March 30
Stipend: No
Location: Atlanta, GA

Title:  NIH Clinical Research Electives
Description: "The National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers a variety of short-term clinical rotations and research elective opportunities designed to provide advanced training in basic science, translational research, or clinical research, to highly qualified medical and dental students."
Time commitment: 4-12 weeks
Deadline: Continuous
Stipend: Not applicable
Location: Bethesda, MD
Contact/Mentor: 301.496.9425

May 26, 2022