The Office of Medical Student Research and Scholarship 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.

Download Student Research Opportunities booklet (pdf) »

Find your fit

As a School of Medicine student, you can participate in research through programs ranging from a single summer to several years.

To be eligible for these programs and funding, 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.

 Summer Research ProgramYear-Long Research Program4th-Year ElectiveMSTPCRISP
Participating programsMDMSCI, MPHS, MPH4th year MD1st – 3rd year MD, MD/PhDMD, MSTP
Research typesBasic science, clinicalBasic science, clinicalBasic science, clinicalBasic science, translationalClinical, translational
Duration3 months10-12 months6 weeks7-8 years1-3 years
FundingFully funded by stipendVaries by programNoneTuition waiver and stipendGrants available as needed
Ideal forIntroductory research experienceIn-depth research trainingIn-depth research trainingCareer as physician scientistResearch leadership and innovation
Application deadlineVaries by programVaries by programVaries by programN/AContact student lead for date

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.

Schedule your meeting with Dean Chung »