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.
- Summer Research Programs
NHLBI, CRTC TL1, Mallinckrodt, and Siteman
- Year-Long Research Programs
MSCI, MPHS, MD5, and MPH
- Fourth-Year Elective
- Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)
- Clinical Research & Innovation Student Program (CRISP)
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 Program||Year-Long Research Program||4th-Year Elective||MSTP||CRISP|
|Participating programs||MD||MSCI, MPHS, MPH||4th year MD||1st – 3rd year MD, MD/PhD||MD, MSTP|
|Research types||Basic science, clinical||Basic science, clinical||Basic science, clinical||Basic science, translational||Clinical, translational|
|Duration||3 months||10-12 months||6 weeks||7-8 years||1-3 years|
|Funding||Fully funded by stipend||Varies by program||None||Tuition waiver and stipend||Grants available as needed|
|Ideal for||Introductory research experience||In-depth research training||In-depth research training||Career as physician scientist||Research leadership and innovation|
|Application deadline||Varies by program||Varies by program||Varies by program||N/A||Contact student lead for date|
Other research opportunities
Undergraduate students interested in medical research should contact the Office of Undergraduate Research.
Meet with Dean Chung to review research opportunities and discuss the best match for your goals, schedule and interests.