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Research Programs and Opportunities

Summer Research Funding Opportunities 

Dean's Office Summer Research Funding

A Summer Research Opportunity (SRO) experience is open to all JHU SoM M.D. students in the summer following completion of the first year of medical school.  Details are provided by the Office of Student Affairs after the winter holiday break.

CHLA/USC Summer Oncology Fellowship Program

This program is intended to provide the highest quality experience for first-year medical school students pursuing interests in oncology research. Students actively participate in clinical or laboratory research studies during their fellowship, and some have authored or co-authored peer reviewed publications as well as presented their work at major national and international scientific meetings.  Many have gone on to academic medical careers.

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CHLA/USC Summer Oncology Fellowship Program

Cancer in the Under-Privileged, Indigent or Disadvantaged (CUPID) Summer Fellowship

Cancer in the Under-Privileged, Indigent, or Disadvantaged (CUPID) is a laboratory-based summer fellowship program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that is designed for medical students who have an interest in bringing the benefits of modern cancer research to underserved populations in the US.

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Cancer in the Under-Privileged, Indigent, or Disadvantaged (CUPID) Summer Fellowship

Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) Medical Scholars Program

An important part of IDSA’s mission is to promote the subspecialty of infectious diseases by attracting the best and brightest medical students to the field. To further this goal, the IDSA Education and Research Foundation offers scholarships to medical students in U.S. and Canadian medical schools with mentorship by an IDSA member or fellow. It is the responsibility of IDSA members and fellows to identify and solicit interested students.

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Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) Medical Scholars Program

KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV (K-RITH)

K-RITH offers a range of internship opportunities:

Short-Term Internships

Our short-term internship programme runs from June-August each year. Students need to identify their own funding as although K-RITH covers laboratory expenses, we do not offer financial support to cover relocation costs or a daily stipend. Please only apply if financial support has been obtained. To apply please submit your CV and a covering letter with a 200 word motivation on why you should be selected for the programme.  The deadline for applications is 31 January each year.

To apply please submit your CV and a covering letter with a 200 word motivation on why you should be selected for the programme and which laboratory you are interested in working in to victoria.kasprowicz@k-rith.org.

1-Year Internship Opportunities

HHMI Medical Research Fellows Program

Medical, dental, and veterinary students are in a unique position to advance biomedical research and translate findings from the lab into the treatment of disease. The HHMI Medical Fellows Program gives these students a chance to focus on a research project full-time and determine how they can incorporate research into their professional careers. For more information see: Year-Long Medical Research Fellows Program at Janelia or K-RITH and the K-RITH Programme information.

Who is Eligible to apply? Students must be in good standing at a medical, dental, or veterinary school located in the United States. U.S. citizenship is not required. Students cannot be enrolled in a combined medical, dental, or veterinary/PhD program (e.g., MD/PhD) or PhD, or ScD program, or have a PhD or ScD in a laboratory-based biological science.

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K-RITH Internship Opportunities

Medical Student Training in Aging Research

Administered by AFAR and the National Institute on Aging (NIA), the MSTAR program encourages medical students--particularly budding researchers--to consider a career in academic geriatrics by awarding short-term scholarships. Strengthening the original Hartford/AFAR Medical Student Geriatric Scholars Program, MSTAR celebrates its 21st year in 2015.

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Medical Student Training in Aging Research

Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes

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. The Program helps students gain an improved understanding of career opportunities in biomedical research and a comprehensive understanding of diabetes, its clinical manifestations and its unsolved problems. Prior research experience is not required.

In addition to working on his/her own research project, each student attends a series of web-cast seminars addressing various clinical and research aspects of diabetes mellitus and its complications. At the conclusion of the summer, each student presents a brief summary of his/her work at a scientific symposium for all Program participants (location varies from year to year).

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Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Medical Student Summer Fellowship Program

The Medical Student Summer Fellowship Program is an eight-week research program at Memorial Sloan Kettering offered to medical students who are interested in a career as a physician-scientist in the field of oncology and/or related biomedical sciences.

Eligibility & Selection Criteria

First- or second-year medical students in good academic standing at LCME- or COCA-accredited US medical schools are eligible to apply for our fellowship program.

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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Medical Student Summer Fellowship Program

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Gateway Area Chapter

The Medical Student Fellowship in MS program offers the opportunity to expose medical students to the field of multiple sclerosis. Proposed rotations may include learning about multi-disciplinary care, clinical trials, research, and advocacy/support at a MS Affiliated Center for Comprehensive Care based in a medical school or private practice setting. Students are expected to identify a mentor from an approved list to discuss interests and opportunities.

For more information, please visit: National Multiple Sclerosis Society Gateway Area Chapter  or Suzanne Carron, Suzanne.Carron@nmss.org or by phone 1-800-344-4867, select option #2

Roswell Park Summer Oncology Research Program

Our summer fellowship program offers rising second-year medical students the chance to conduct mentored, NIH-funded research in a faculty lab at UB or Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Test your interest in research or get a head start on your long-term plans.
You will design and carry out independent research in infectious diseases, microbiology and/or immunology under the guidance of our world-renowned faculty. Your mentor will work with you to develop a project abstract before the fellowship begins and help you see your goals to completion.
The fellowship application will ask you to list three mentors with whom you wish to work, and we will make every effort to match you with a mentor based on your interests.

For more information, please visit: Roswell Park Summer Oncology Research Program

Vanderbilt Student Research Training Program

The Vanderbilt Student Research Training Program (SRTP) is sposored by the National Institutes of Health and allows medical students to conduct research under the direction of an established scientist in the areas of diabetes, obesity, kidney disease, or digestive disease at Vanderbilt during the summer between the first and second year or second and third year of medical school.

SRTP offers three areas of emphasis: Diabetes and Obesity, Kidney Disease, and Digestive Disease.

For more information, please visit: Vanderbilt Student Research Training Program

 
 
 
 
 

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