Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Research & Fellowship Opportunities for
Penn Med Students

Short Term Research Opportunities

Research Location

Opportunity Type

Agnew Society - First Year Fellowship Program

Penn Surgery has a summer fellowship program that can include research as a component of the experience. It is a six-week fellowship for medical students during the summer following the first year of medical school. For more information and to apply, visit the Medical Students First Year Fellowship Program. If you have general questions about the Fellowship Program, contact Dr. Cary Aarons. To learn more about research at Penn Surgery, check out the Medical Students Surgical Research Program.

Penn Reviewed
Application Deadline: March 1, 2017 (PRE-APPROVAL regarding the mentor must be obtained from Dr. Cary Aarons by February 1, 2017)


Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) - Pediatric Oncology Student Training (POST) Program

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) is dedicated to funding pediatric oncology researchers at critical points in their careers.  The POST Program is designed for undergraduate, graduate and medical students who have an interest in pediatric oncology research and would like to experience the field first hand by working on a mentored research project during a school break (typically summer). For more information, visit the ALSF POST website. If you are interested in applying, please note that you need to already be associated with a CHOP oncology faculty member. Thus, you'll need to make these connections earlier on, as their labs get quite full. If you have questions, contact Jennifer Baldi, who coordinates the internal CHOP review process.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: Rolling Basis (Dec 9, 2016 - May 1, 2017) or until 50 applications are approved, whichever occurs first.


Allegheny Health Network (AHN) - Autoimmunity Institute (AI) Summer Research Internship Program

The Allegheny Health Network’s (AHN) Autoimmunity Institute (AI) is based in Pittsburgh, PA. Our annual Summer Research Internship Program typically admits 6-8 students per summer for an eight week research internship conducted under the mentorship of an AAAI faculty member. For more information, check out the Program Description. To apply, visit the AHN AI website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 17, 2017


Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) - Student Research Fellowships

The purpose of the AOA fellowships is to stimulate interest in research among medical students. Areas of research may include clinical investigation, basic research, epidemiology, and social science/health service research. Applications must be submitted by January 2nd (No extensions) to the Combined Degree Office, not directly to AOA.  Dr. Jon Morris, Penn's AOA Chapter Councillor, will work with a selection committee to choose the most promising application. This will then be forwarded to AOA for a final funding decision. For more information, visit the AOA website and read carefully the Program Description.

Penn Approval for Submission
Application Deadline to Combined Degree Office: January 2, 2018 (No extensions)


American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) - Jeanne Spurlock Research Fellowship in Drug Abuse and Addiction for Minority Medical Students

The AACAP Jeanne Spurlock Research Fellowship in Substance Abuse and Addiction offers a unique opportunity for minority medical students, or students whose project will focus on minorities, to explore a 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. For more information and to apply, visit AACAP Spurlock Fellowship website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline:  March 2, 2018


American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) - Summer Medical Student Fellowship

The AACAP Summer Medical Student Fellowship offers a unique opportunity for medical students to explore a career in child and adolescent psychiatry, gain valuable work experience, and meet leaders in the child and adolescent psychiatry field. The fellowship opportunity provides funding for 8-12 weeks of clinical or research training under a child and adolescent psychiatrist mentor. For more information and to apply, visit the AACAP Summer Fellowship website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: March 2, 2018


American Academy of Neurology (AAN) - Medical Student Summer Research Scholarship

The AAN Medical Student Summer Research Scholarship program offers members of the AAN's Student Interest Group in Neurology (SIGN) program a summer stipend to conduct a project in either an institutional, clinical or laboratory setting where there are ongoing programs of research, service or training, or a private practice. For more information, visit the AAN website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 28, 2018


American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) - Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship

The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) through the Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation is offering the Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship (MSSRF) program. Fellowships will be awarded each year to medical students in the United States or Canada who have completed one or two years of medical school, and wish to spend a summer working in a neurosurgical laboratory, mentored by a neurosurgical investigator sponsor who is a member of the AANS. For more information and to apply, visit the NREF website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 1, 2018


American Association of Thoracic Surgery (AATS) - Summer Intern Scholarship Program

The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) Summer Intern Scholarship in Cardiothoracic Surgery program introduces the field of cardiothoracic surgery to first and second year medical students from North American medical institutions. For more information and to apply, visit the AATS website.

[Note:  this program provides some research exposure, but it is not exclusively research oriented like the other listings on this website.]

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: January 15, 2018


American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) - Medical Student Summer Fellowship Program

The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) Medical Student Summer Fellowship program awards grants to medical students wishing to spend a summer conducting brain tumor research with esteemed scientist-mentors. The intent of this program is to motivate talented medical students to pursue a career in neuro-oncology research. (Note: Penn med students with 8 weeks are eligible.) For more information and to apply, visit the ABTA website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: January 25, 2017 at 1:00 EST


American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) - Medical Student Training in Aging Research Program (MSTAR)

The AFAR program provides medical students with an enriching experience in aging-related research and geriatrics, with the mentorship of top experts in the field. This program introduces students to research and academic experiences early in their training that they might not otherwise have during medical school. Interested students are encouraged to contact the Penn faculty contact: Dr. Jerry Johnson. For more information and to apply, visit the AFAR website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: January 26, 2018


American Heart Association (AHA) / American Stroke Association (ASA) - Student Scholarships

The AHA/ASA Student Scholarships in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease enable medical student scholars to carry out research projects related to cardiovascular disease, stroke and basic science. It is intended that students devote a block of several months time, or intermittent periods of longer duration, to a given project. The minimum full-time commitment is two months. If the student goes to a location other than his/her institution, he/she must have written approval of his/her dean or other responsible individual. AHA will consider up to 5 applicants from Penn. Applications must be submitted by February 28 to the Combined Degree and Physician Scholar Programs Staff, not directly to AHA. If more than 5 students wish to apply, a committee of Penn faculty will review applications and select the top 5 to go forward and apply directly to AHA. AHA will typically select one of these students for funding. For more information, visit the AHA/ASA Student Scholarships website.

Penn Approval for Submission
Application deadline to Combined Degree and Physician Scholar Programs Staff: February 28, 2017
Application deadline: March 31, 2017


American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation - Joan F. Giambalvo Memorial Scholarship

The AMA Foundation, in partnership with the AMA Women Physicians Congress (WPC), has established the Joan F. Giambalvo Memorial Scholarship Fund with the goal of advancing the progress of women in the medical profession and strengthening the ability of the AMA to identify and address the needs of women physicians and medical students.  For more information and to apply, visit the AMA Foundation website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: July 31, 2018


American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation - Seed Grant Research Program

The American Medical Association Foundation awards grants to medical students, physician residents and fellows to help them conduct small projects in basic science, applied, or clinical research. The AMA supports these research areas:  cardiovascular/pulmonary disease, HIV/AIDS, leukemia, and neoplastic diseases. The award can support research-related expenses including lab supplies, poster printing, software, and travel for international research.  It can't be used for a stipend or for other administrative costs. For more information and to apply, check out the Program Announcement.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: January 6, 2017 


American Osler Society (AOS) - Medical History and Medical Humanism Award

The American Osler Society's William B. Bean Student Research Award supports research in the broad areas of medical history and medical humanism. For more information and to apply, visit the AOS website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: March 1, 2018


American Skin Association (ASA) - Hambrick Medical Student Grants Targeting Melanoma and Skin Cancer

The American Skin Association invites applications from medical students who are working actively in the areas of melanoma and skin cancer.  Funds may be used for support of a new or ongoing research/clinical investigation project. For more information and to apply, visit the ASA website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: October 1, 2017


American Society of Hematology (ASH) - Hematology Opportunities for the Next-Generation of Research Scientists Award (HONORS)

The ASH Hematology Opportunities for the Next-Generation of Research Scientists Award (HONORS) is a three-month experience in hematology-related laboratory or clinical research for medical students and residents. (Note: while the award is typically for three months, we have contacted ASH and our understanding is that they are open to applications from first year students, who only have a two month summer available). If you are interested in applying and need help identifying a Penn mentor/project, contact Dr. Alison Loren, the Penn faculty member who has served as an advisor for applicants in the past. For more information and to apply, visit the ASH website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 1, 2018


American Urological Association (AUA) and UCF - Herbert Brendler Summer Medical Student Fellowship

The American Urological Association and the Urology Care Foundation are proud to provide the Herbert Brendler, MD Summer Medical Student Fellowship Program, designed to encourage medical students to join the field of urology through a summer fellowship program. For more information and to apply, visit the AUA website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadlines: January 12, 2017


Anesthesiology and Critical Care Summer Fellowships at CHOP

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Department of Anesthesiology invites 1 medical student to learn clinical pediatric anesthesia and assist with a clinical research project during an 8-week period in the summer. This is a funded position offered by the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER). Candidates should be interested in anesthesiology as a career path. The exact 8-weeks are flexible. The students will attend daily morning conferences of the Department and learn all aspects of perioperative management of the pediatric surgical patient. Anesthetic skills will include vascular access and airway management, including endotracheal intubation. One hour per day of reading is required. The student will be assigned a research mentor and will participate in an ongoing clinical research project that the student will present at the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Interested students should apply to the FAER Program and can contact Dr. Ron Litman for further information.

Penn Reviewed
Application Deadline: January 31, 2018


Aortic Surgery Research Fellowship Program at Penn

Exciting research opportunities with Penn’s world class Aortic Surgery program.  Full time summer positions (32-40 hours/week) or part time (~8 hours/week) during the year. Matching with faculty and staff mentors with multiple areas of study, including evaluation of aortic root replacement prostheses, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, thoracic endovascular aortic repair, valve-sparing aortic root repairs and others.  Students are encouraged to shadow faculty in OR.  Completed research will be submitted to regional, national, and international meetings, with possible authorship credits in peer-reviewed journals.  Students are encouraged to submit and present their research at the regional Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society (ECTSS). For more information and to apply, contact Patrick Moeller.

Penn Reviewed
Application Deadline: Rolling Basis until February 1, 2018


Arnold P. Gold Foundation - Student Summer Fellowships

The Gold Foundation's Student Summer Research Fellowship grants are modeled on NIH short-term training grants, but are awarded for research in community health and cultural competency issues, rather than laboratory work. The grant award includes a stipend for a 10-week period, but the award can be prorated for an 8-week research period.  Alternatively, students can complete the 8-week research period and finish the remaining 2 weeks post-fellowship.  For more information, visit the Gold Foundation website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: March 20, 2017


Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) - Rehabilitation Research Experience for Medical Students

The Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) and the Foundation for PM&R are excited to announce the annual Rehabilitation Research Experience for Medical Students (RREMS). This program offers first year medical students to experience the rewards of scholarly research within the specialty of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation through an eight-week summer externship.  For more information, visit the AAP website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 1, 2017


Center For Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB) at Penn - Summer Research Fellowship

In 2004, the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB) initiated a research fellowship for medical students interested in working on a clinical research project during the summer between their first and second years of medical school. Complete applications should be submitted to Dr. John T. Farrar and Michelle McCarthy at the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. For more information, check out the Program Announcement

Penn Reviewed.  Only Penn Med students are eligible to apply.
Application Deadline: February 15, 2018 at 5 pm


Center For Health Care Innovation Research Projects

The Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation is committed to connecting students from various disciplines with academic research and internship opportunities related to innovation at Penn, Penn Medicine and beyond. We offer Penn Medicine students the opportunity to work on Center projects with multidisciplinary teams of physicians, nurses, and other professionals from across Penn Medicine. For more information or to join our student database so that we can contact you when research opportunities to collaborate with our team arise, visit the CHCI website.

Penn Reviewed.  Only Penn Med students are eligible to apply.
Application Deadline: Rolling basis


Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE)

The Center for Health Initiatives and Behavioral Economics at the Leonard Davis Institute explores how the science of behavioral economics can improve health. Penn medical students, who are interested in conducting research in this area, are encouraged to submit a CV and a paragraph describing your interests to Joelle Friedman. For more information, visit the CHIBE website.

Penn Reviewed
Application Deadline: Rolling Basis


Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE) - FIELDS Program

The Fostering Improvement in End-of-Life Decision Science (FIELDS) Program in the Center for Health Initiatives and Behavioral Economics at the Leonard Davis Institute was launched in 2012 by Dr. Scott Halpern. The FIELDS Program's core goals are to understand and improve upon the ways in which end-of-life decisions are made. Penn medical students, who are interested in conducting research in this area, are encouraged to contact Dr. Scott Halpern to learn more about potential mentors and projects. For more information, visit the CHIBE FIELDS website.

Penn Reviewed
Application Deadline: Rolling Basis


Center For HealthCare Improvement and Patient Safety (CHIPS) - Medical Student Summer Internship

The Center for Healthcare Improvement & Patient Safety (CHIPS) is accepting applications for its Medical Student Summer Internship. During the 6 - 8 week program, the selected candidate will receive an introduction to the field of healthcare quality and safety, and will participate in a quality improvement research project under the direction of a fellow or faculty member. Applicants should email the CHIPS Coordinator, Nilda Lovette, a CV and a letter of interest. For more information, check out the Program Announcement or visit the CHIPS website.

Penn Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 28, 2018


Child Neurology Foundation (CNF) - Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NDD) Summer Research Scholarship

The Child Neurology Foundation (CNF) provides a scholarship for medical students interested in pursuing a career in child neurology. The award will be made for clinical research focused in the field of neurodevelopmental disabilities in children to be conducted under the direction of a child neurology/NDD subspecialist during the summer break. For more information and to apply, visit the CNF website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: April 1, 2017


Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) - Summer Oncology Research Fellowship

The Summer Oncology Research Fellowship Program, sponsored by CHLA and USC for more than 30 years, is intended to provide the highest quality experience for first-year medical school students pursuing interests in oncology research. For more information and to apply, visit the CHLA website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: December 18, 2017


Chinese American Medical Society (CAMS) - Summer Research Fellowship Program

The Chinese American Medical Society (CAMS) offers scholarships for medical students working on summer research projects. The research can be basic science or clinical in nature but must be completed in a ten week time frame.  Preferences will be given to proposals studying problems related to health problems of the Chinese. For more information and to apply, visit the CAMS website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: April 30, 2017


Clinical Neurosciences Track Summer Internship at Penn

The Clinical Neurosciences Training Program (CNST) will provide stipends to Penn first year students that are participating in the CNST. Projects may be performed either on site at Penn or at other locations, including international opportunities. If you have any questions or would like guidance in choosing a project, please contact Dr. Roy Hamilton or Dr. Daniel Wolf for further information.  Also, our CNST Student Advisory Committee is available to offer insight to the internship. For more information and to apply, visit the CNST website. Also check out the CNST weekly seminar series.

Penn Reviewed. Only Penn MS1 students in the CNST program are eligible.
Application Deadline: December 22, 2017


Council of State Neurosurgical Societies (CSNS) - Medical Student Summer Fellowship in Socioeconomic Research

The CSNS/CNS Medical Student Socioeconomic Fellowship supports a medical student conducting research on a socioeconomic issue impacting neurosurgical practice. The fellowship is open to all medical students in the United States and Canada. The fellow will spend 8 to 10 weeks conducting supervised research on a socioeconomic topic of importance to neurosurgery. For more information, visit the CSNS website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 1, 2017


Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) - Student Research Award

This program offers financial support for students to spend time performing research on topics relevant to Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), or Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, for a minimum of 10 weeks. For more information and to apply, visit the CCFA website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: March 15, annually


Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) - Student Traineeships

These awards are offered to students in or about to enter a doctoral program (i.e., Ph.D., M.D., M.D./Ph.D.). Applicants must work with a faculty sponsor on a research project related to cystic fibrosis, the duration of which should be 10 weeks or more.  The traineeship is stipended and students may reapply for support for more than one year. For more information or to apply, visit CFF website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: December 31, 2017


Dermatology Department Training Grant at Penn

The Penn Department of Dermatology has a long history of successful research in cutaneous biology and, more recently, in clinical epidemiology. In addition to other funding sources, our NIH T32 Dermatology Training Grant funds 4 post-doctoral, 2 pre-doctoral and 3 short-term pre-doctoral fellows per year. For more information and to apply, visit the Dermatology Dept website.

Penn Reviewed
Application Deadline: Rolling basis until slots filled (usually filled by March 1)


Diagnostic Radiology Summer Research Program at Penn

The program is for Penn medical students during the summer between their first and second year. Students will be assigned to a Diagnostic Radiology attending mentor, and will actively participate in a research project for about 6 weeks in the summer. A stipend of $250/week is offered. Students are encouraged to prepare an abstract for a radiology society meeting and to present this abstract, if it is accepted. Students are also encouraged to submit a manuscript for publication. We have a great number of highly successful clinician-scientists in our world-renowned Penn Department of Radiology, who are eager to mentor and work with students. There are numerous ongoing research projects, and we can find a suitable project that matches your interests. For more info and to apply, contact Dr. Arun Nachiappan.

Penn Reviewed.  Only Penn Med students are eligible to apply.
Application deadline: January 31, 2018 (a request for applications will be emailed to students by January 2018)


Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) - Medical Student Research Grant

The EMF/ Society for Academic Emergency Medicine encourages medical students to engage in and to be exposed to emergency medicine research. Emergency Medicine research is broadly defined as scientific investigation designed to furnish new knowledge relevant to emergency medical care. Such investigations may focus on basic science research, clinical research, preventive medicine, epidemiology, cost-containment, and research in emergency medicine teaching and education. For more information and to apply, visit the EMF website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: January 16, 2017


Endocrine Society - Summer Research Fellowship

The Endocrine Society offers Summer Research Fellowships to encourage promising medical students to pursue careers in endocrinology. For more information and to apply, visit the Endocrine Society website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: December 7, 2017


Endourology Society - Summer Student Scholarship

The Endourology Society's scholarship is designed to provide medical students with an interest in Urology with a summer research opportunity, so they may gain exposure to Urology and Endourology. For more information and to apply, contact Dr. Justin Ziemba, a Penn faculty member in Urology, and check out the Application.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: January 8, 2018


Family Medicine Research at Penn

The Penn Department of Family Medicine has an ongoing research project:

Depression in older adults with cardiovascular disease.  The goal of this project is to develop treatment for depression that is integrated with the treatment of chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease.  The prior work of the PI, Dr. Hillary Bogner, indicates that a depression care management intervention can reduce mortality among depressed participants with diabetes and other risk factors of cardiovascular disease. She is currently carrying out an intervention integrating depression treatment with medical treatment for cardiovascular disease in order to improve outcomes for both conditions. This research opportunity is open to all Penn Med students.  For more information, contact Hillary Bogner, MD, MSCE at hillary.bogner@uphs.upenn.edu.

Improving the Process and Effectiveness of Cancer Screening: Our research program offers opportunities to gain experience in research on colorectal cancer concerning the process and effectiveness of screening, and racial and socioeconomic disparities in disease-related mortality. Interested students will have opportunities to participate in conducting research studies on large healthcare databases, developing new data sources, performing literature reviews, and developing processes to improve access to screening and cancer prevention including community-based research. For more information, please contact Dr. Chyke Doubeni, MD, MPH at Chyke.Doubeni@uphs.upenn.edu or 215-615-0849.

Intimate partner violence, women veterans, and sexual orientation/gender identity in clinical care. For more information, take a look at the list of ongoing projects and contact Dr. Melissa Dichter at mdichter@upenn.edu.

Penn Reviewed. Only Penn Med students are eligible to apply.
Application Deadline: Rolling Basis


Fight for Sight - Summer Student Fellowships

Fight for Sight funds basic or clinical research in ophthalmology, vision or related sciences by individuals with limited or no other research funding. For more information and to apply, visit the Fight for Sight website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 15, 2018


FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women - Medical Student Fellowships for Penn Med Students

The FOCUS Medical Student Fellowship in Women's Health offers Penn medical students funding for six months to work full time with a faculty mentor conducting clinical or basic science research or to work in a community-based program centered around issues of women's health. For more information, visit the FOCUS website or contact Patricia Scott.

Check out the FOCUS presentation that Dr. Hillary Bogner, FOCUS Director of Research Programs, gave at the October 26, 2017 Year Out Research Programs Information Session.

Penn Reviewed. Only Penn Med students are eligible to apply.
Application Deadline:  May 15, 2017


Foundation for Anesthesia Education & Research (FAER) - Summer Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowship

The Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER)'s Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowship program supports students for 8 weeks of anesthesia-related research in the summer. For more information and to apply, visit the FAER website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: January 31, 2018


Glenn / AFAR - Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging

The program is designed to give students enrolled in MD, DO, PhD, or combined-degree programs the opportunity to conduct a three-to-six-month research project focused on biomedical research in aging. The program aims to give students the chance to learn more about the field of aging research, as well as increase their understanding of the challenges involved in improving the quality of life for older people. For more information and to apply, visit the AFAR website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: the program will not be offered in 2018.


Guggenheim Family Neurosurgery Scholarship

The Guggenheims established the Guggenheim Family Neurosurgery Scholarship with the residual estate of their late son, Jean-Pierre, to provide funding for medical students who are interested in pursuing Neurosurgery training through an annual summer research program. Students interested in applying should send their resume, brief research proposal description and letter of support from their Neurosurgery faculty research mentor to Eileen Maloney Wilensky, Director, Neurosurgery Clinical Research Division (NCRD). For more information and to apply, check out the Program Announcement.

Penn Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 23, 2018
Decision Letters: March 9, 2018


Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) - Medical Student Summer Fellowship

The Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is an 8-week program of mentored research designed to introduce students who have completed their first year of medical school to research opportunities in orthopaedic basic science, translational science, and clinical research in orthopaedics. For more information and to apply, visit the HSS website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 3, 2017


Infectious Disease Diagnostics Student Summer Internship at CHOP

The Infectious Disease Diagnostics Laboratory at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is offering two full-time, 8-week summer internships for Penn medical students between their first and second years interested in clinical and research activities in the area of infectious diseases. We are a cutting-edge diagnostics laboratory with multiple projects available including advanced molecular assay development and next generation sequencing/metagenomics applications that could lead to publication. Interns will be encouraged to spend a portion of the 8-week position rounding with both the Pediatric Infectious Disease service at CHOP and the HUP ID service, and attending their weekly case management conferences.  Interns will receive a stipend of $5,000 for a full-time commitment. For more information and to apply, email Dr. Erin Graf and/or Dr. Ana Maria Cardenas.

Penn Reviewed
Application Deadline: This will not be offered in 2018. They hope to offer it again in 2019.


Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) - Medical Scholars Program

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Foundation offers scholarships to 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year medical students in U.S. and Canadian medical schools with mentorship by an IDSA member or fellow. For general questions regarding Penn opportunities, contact Dr. Keith Hamilton. For more information and to apply, visit the IDSA website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 10, 2017


Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics (ITMAT) - Summer Internship at Penn

The Penn Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics (ITMAT) offers a seven week funded summer internship to Penn MS1 students interested in engaging in translational research. We will select 1-2 qualified candidates each year who will each receive a $3000 stipend. Interested applicants should submit their CV, unofficial medical school transcript, a one-page research proposal and letter of support from their proposed mentor to ITMATED@pennmedicine.upenn.edu by February 1, 2018. Selected candidates will be notified by March 1. For more information, contact: ITMATED@pennmedicine.upenn.edu.

Penn Reviewed. Only Penn Med students are eligible to apply.
Application Deadline: February 1, 2018


Interventional Radiology Summer Scholars Program at Penn

The Penn Interventional Radiology Department takes up to 5 Perelman first year medical students each summer to do clinical research.  The schedule is full-time -- generally 8 am – 5 pm for six weeks -- but there is flexibility.  The stipend is $250/week.  If interested, contact Dr. Scott Trerotola. For more information, check out the Program Announcement.

Penn Reviewed. Only Penn Med students are eligible to apply.
Application Deadline: January 31, 2018 (a Request for Applications will be emailed to students in January 2018)


Jeffrey W. Berger Medical Student Research in Ophthalmology Award at Penn

The Jeffrey W. Berger Medical Student Research Award will provide funding for a Penn medical student, who will do at least 3 months of ophthalmology research at Penn. If you have questions, contact Dr. Joshua Dunaief. For more information and to apply, visit the Jeffrey Berger website.

Penn Reviewed
Application Deadline: August 15, 2018


Joseph Woo, MD Fellowship in Cardiovascular Surgery at Penn

The Joseph Woo, M.D. Fellowship’s purpose is to support a fellowship at the Perelman School of Medicine to allow medical students to conduct basic, translational, or clinical investigation in cardiovascular disease through direct interaction with faculty, including, but not limited to, a research fellowship during the summer after the first or second year of medical school. Preference for the fellowship will be given to students with an interest in cardiovascular surgery. Award: $2000. For more information and to apply, contact Dr. Michael Acker and Dr. Pavan Atluri.

Penn Reviewed
Application Deadline: March 1, 2017


Kevin Heaney and Judi Marvel Charities - Summer Brain Tumor Research Fellowships at CHOP

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Division of Neurosurgery offers two summer research fellowships for medical students during the summer following their first year of Medical School. The fellowship program offers a unique combination of basic research opportunities with clinical/operating room experience alongside neurosurgeons.  Each fellowship offers a $2500-$5000 stipend.  For more information and to apply, email Dr. Adam Resnick and/or Dr. Phillip Storm.

Penn Reviewed
Application Deadline: not offered in 2017; will likely be offered in 2018 (March 1, 2018?)


Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) - Gina Finzi Memorial Student Summer Fellowship

The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) Gina Finzi Memorial Student Summer Fellowship is for medical students to conduct research on systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) through support of basic, clinical, or psychosocial research under the supervision of an established investigator. This fellowship is stipended. For more information and to apply, visit the LFA website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: April 8, 2017


Medical Student Health Services and Policy Research Summer Research Fellowship at Penn

The Penn Masters of Science in Health Policy Research in collaboration with the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics supports research fellowships for medical students interested in working on a health services or health policy research project during the summer between their first and second years of medical school. The primary intent of the fellowship is to support medical students to work on campus under the sponsorship of a Penn faculty mentor with expertise in health services and policy research. One to three fellowships will be awarded annually in the form of a $1500 monthly stipend for up to two months. If you are interested in the fellowship and have questions, contact Dr. Rachel Werner. For more info and to apply, visit the Summer Research Fellowship website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: April 1, 2018 at 5 pm


Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) - Medical Student Research Grant

The purpose of the MRF Medical Student Research Grant is to provide opportunities and funding for medical students to engage in short clinical or laboratory-based research projects focused on better understanding the biology and treatment of melanoma. For more information and to apply, visit the MRF website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: November 1, 2017


Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) - Summer Student Fellowship Program

The Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Summer Student Fellowship Program offers experience in research and clinical oncology at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Fellowships are scheduled for an eight week period between June and August. Applicants will apply to work with Memorial Sloan-Kettering physicians from a list of proposed projects. First and second year medical students are eligible to apply. For more information and to apply, visit the MSKCC website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: January 8, 2018 at 5:00 pm EST


NASPGHAN/CDHNF - Medical Student Mentored Summer Research Program

The purpose of the NASPGHAN/CDHNF Program is to develop a program at multiple sites throughout the U.S. and Canada through which medical students can have 10-week research experiences under the mentorship of basic or clinical scientists with a research focus in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, or nutrition. For more information and to apply, visit the NASPGHAN website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: March 20, 2017


National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) - Summer Apprenticeship Program

NSBRI's Summer Apprenticeship Program provides the opportunity for undergraduate, graduate, veterinary or medical students from across the country to join ongoing project activities and gain hands-on experience in space biomedical research at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas; Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio; or Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California. For more information and to apply, visit the NSBRI website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: December 31, 2016


Nationwide Children's Hospital (NCH) Ctr For Injury Research & Policy - Medical Student Injury Research Training Program

Each summer, the Nationwide Children's Hospital Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) hosts the National Medical Student Injury Research Training Program. The goal of this program is to provide research training to future physician-investigators while introducing them to the field of injury research and prevention. For more information and to apply, visit the CIRP website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 6, 2017 at 5 pm


New Jersey DHSS - Cook/Rutledge Fellowship (NJ residents only)

The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Minority and Multicultural Health, is offering fellowships to graduate students who are residents of New Jersey and who are enrolled in a New Jersey university or college or attending an out of state university or college. Fellows are expected to commit to and complete full-time, supervised 8 to 10 week projects at the New Jersey DHSS. For more information and to apply, visit the NJ DHSS website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline:  March 31, 2017


New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) - David E. Rogers Fellowship Program

The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) invites applications for the David E. Rogers Fellowship Program from first-year medical students for support of a project executed during the summer between the first and second years of medical school. For more information and to apply, visit the NYAM Rogers website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: January 15, 2018


New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) - Ferdinand C. Valentine Medical Student Research Grants in Urology (For New York Area Projects)

The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) is pleased to announce the competition for The Ferdinand C. Valentine Medical Student Research Grants in Urology. Competition is open to M.D. candidates attending medical school or conducting research in the greater New York area (New York City, Long Island, Westchester County, or New Jersey). For more information and to apply, visit the NYAM Valentine website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: January 15, 2018


New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) - Glorney-Raisbeck Medical Student Grants in Cardiovascular Research (For New York Area projects)

The New York Academy of Medicine's Glorney-Raisbeck Medical Student Grants in Cardiovascular Research will be given to M.D. candidates attending medical school or conducting research in the greater New York area (New York City, Long Island, Westchester County, or New Jersey). In some cases projects outside the greater New York area will be considered, however, a mentor must be identified within the greater New York area. For more information and to apply, visit the NYAM Glorney website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: January 15, 2018


New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) - Margaret E. Mahoney Fellowships

The NYAM Margaret E. Mahoney Fellowship in Health Policy program provides stipends for outstanding medical, dental, public health, public policy, and graduate nursing students to conduct summer research projects on some aspect of health care delivery transformation for vulnerable populations and/or early childhood health and development, with an emphasis on policy implications. Fellows must be available to work on their projects full-time during business hours in this 10 week period (no exceptions); thus MS1s are not eligible. For more information and to apply, visit the NYAM Mahoney website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: April 9, 2017


NIDDK - Medical Student Research Program In Diabetes (MSRP)

The NIDDK Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes 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. If you are interested in conducting research at Penn, contact Dr. Michael Rickels. For more information and to apply, visit the NIDDK MSRP website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: January 29, 2018


NIH - Summer Internship Program (SIP) in Biomedical Research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Summer Internship Program (SIP) in Biomedical Research provides an opportunity to spend a summer at the NIH in Bethesda working side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. For more information and to apply, visit the NIH program website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: March 1, 2018


North American Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis (NASTH) - Research Fellowship

The NASTH Research Fellowship is an 8-10 week program aimed at introducing students to the field of hemostasis and thrombosis by supporting the students’ work on targeted research projects. For more information and to apply, visit the NASTH website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline:  April 22, 2017


Northwestern - Summer Externship in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

The Northwestern University School of Medicine Summer Externship program is sponsored by the Dept of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of Northwestern U Medical School in Chicago. This eight-week program offers a unique and early clinical exposure related to the care of persons with acute and chronic disabilities for comprehensive rehabilitation. Primarily, students will assist in the clinical management of patients admitted to RIC. In addition, students will participate in a research project in a rehabilitation related field. For more information and to apply, visit the Northwestern Externship website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: January 3, 2017


NYU - NIDDK Medical Student Research Training Program (SRTP)

NYU School of Medicine invites applications for the summer Medical Student Research Training Program (SRTP) in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases. This program will provide summer research opportunities to both NYU and non-NYU students who are available to pursue summer research in the New York City area. The grant provides fellowships for students doing basic research with an NYU faculty mentor in diabetes, digestive disorders, and kidney diseases. For more information, visit the NYU NIDDK fellowship website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline:
- Early decision application is due January 15, 2017 with a decision made by February 1, 2017.
- Regular decision application is due February 15, 2017 with a decision made by March 1, 2017.


Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) - Campagna Scholarship in Neurological Surgery

The Campagna Scholarship supports a summer semester of research under the supervision of a neurosurgical mentor at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and resident expenses in Portland, OR. Students in their first or second year of study are eligible to apply. While the fellowship guidelines say the program is 10 weeks, we have checked and they will permit Penn students to participate, even though our summer break is closer to 8 weeks. Third year students may also apply as long as they get a letter from the Dean confirming that they can have 10 weeks at OHSU. For more information and to apply, visit the OHSU Campagna website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 24, 2017


Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) - Everts Medical Student Fellowship in Otolaryngology and Auditory/Vestibular Neuroscience

The Department of Otolaryngology at the OHSU is offering a 3-month summer research internship open to medical students. The successful applicant will work with a faculty member to conduct a research project with the aim of a published article, a (inter)national conference presentation, or both. For more information and to apply, visit the OHSU Otolaryngology website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 23, 2018


Parkinson's Disease Foundation-American Parkinson Disease Association (PDF-APDA) - Summer Student Fellowship

PDF-APDA’s Summer Student Fellowship program supports students – from advanced undergraduates to medical students – in their pursuit of Parkinson's-related summer research projects. The goal is to cultivate students’ early interest in helping to solve, treat and end Parkinson’s and providing the tools they need to transition into leaders in the field. For more information and to apply, visit the PDF-APDA website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: January 23, 2017


Pediatric Cardiology Summer Program at CHOP

The Pediatric Cardiology Summer Program is a 6-8 week program for medical students between their first and second years or for premedical students. There are opportunities for continued research during the academic year for interested individuals. The research student works with a mentor in the Electrophysiology (Arrhythmia) Section of the Pediatric Cardiology Division at CHOP on a project related to conditions that can result in sudden cardiac arrest in children or associated areas. One to two slots are available. Although this program does not include guaranteed funding at this time, some funding may become available. Interested applicants should send their CV and 2 letters of recommendation to vetter@email.chop.edu. For more information on the details of the research projects or other information, contact Dr. Victoria Vetter, Pediatric Cardiology Division, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 267-425-6603, vetter@email.chop.edu or Noreen Dugan, RN,BSN, Research Coordinator at 267-426-5247.

Penn Reviewed
Application Deadline: March 3, 2017


Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation (PhRMA) - Paul Calabresi Medical Student Research Fellowship

The Medical Student Research Fellowship is offered to medical or dental students who have substantial interests in research and teaching careers in pharmacology/clinical pharmacology to pursue a specific research effort within a pharmacology or clinical pharmacology unit. For more information and to apply, visit the PhRMA website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 1, 2018


Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) - Research Medical Student Grant

The RSNA Research Medical Student Grant aims to increase the opportunities for medical students to have a research experience in medical imaging and to encourage them to consider academic radiology as an important option for their future. For more information and to apply, visit the RSNA website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 1, 2018


Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) - Research Medical Student Grant at Penn

The RSNA Research Medical Student Grant aims to make radiology research opportunities possible for medical students and to encourage them, early in their medical careers, to consider academic radiology. Students are expected to complete a 3-month, full-time (or equivalent) research project under the guidance of a scientific advisor in the department of Radiology or Radiation Oncology at Penn. Funding is $3,000 from RSNA and $3,000 from the department of Radiology or Radiation Oncology at Penn for a total stipend of $6,000 for the medical student.

- Students interested in Radiology. This grant requires students to complete a 3-month full-time (or equivalent) project. This grant mechanism is most appropriate for students who have had some prior experience with Radiology Research and/or are currently working with a faculty member on Radiology-related research. Students doing a Radiology-related Masters In Translational Research (MTR) may consider applying. 

If interested in non-MTR related radiology research projects, please contact Dr. Arun Nachiappan.

If interested in MTR- related radiology research projects, please contact Dr. David Mankoff

- Students interested in Radiation Oncology should contact Neha Vapiwala, MD, and express interest in applying.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 1, 2018


Reading Hospital - Student Summer Training Program

The Reading Hospital is offering 6-week internships in our Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology and Infectious Disease Departments. We have seven internships available -- two interns will be based in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, and Obstetrics Gynecology and will spend half of their time in research and half as clinical observers; one intern will spend the majority of time in Infectious Disease research, but will also participate in didactic sessions. For more information and to apply, visit the Reading Hospital website:

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: March 10, 2017


Rheumatology Research Foundation (RRF) - Medical Student Research Preceptorship

The purpose of the preceptorship program is to introduce medical and graduate students to rheumatology‐related health care by supporting a full‐time clinical or research experience in the broad area of rheumatic disease. If you are interested in applying, please contact Dr. Joan Von Feldt, the Penn faculty member who serves as an advisor for applicants to this fellowship. For more information and to apply, visit the RRF website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 1, 2018; May 1, 2018; August 1, 2018; and November 1, 2018 at 5:00 PM ET


Robert L. Mayock Student Research Fellowship at Penn

The Robert L. Mayock Student Research Fellowship provides opportunities for medical students and undergraduate students in their senior year of college to work full-time for 8-10 weeks during the summer/fall in one of the research laboratories of the Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Division of the University of Pennsylvania. For more information and to apply, visit the Mayock Fellowship website.

Penn Reviewed
Application Deadline: March 1, annually


Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) - Summer Research Experience Program in Oncology

Through the Roswell Park Summer Research Experience, you will gain either first-hand research or clinical experience by working full-time on an independent clinical or scientific cancer-related research project. For more information and to apply, visit the Roswell Park website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: January 10, 2017


Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center - CUPID Program

The Cancer in the Under-Privileged, Indigent, or Disadvantaged (CUPID) Summer Translational Oncology Program is an NCI-funded, bi-institutional oncology fellowship with an emphasis on laboratory-based research. The program will be held for seven weeks at two sites: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (Baltimore, MD) and Indiana School of Medicine (Indianapolis, IN). For more information and to apply, visit the CUPID website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 3, 2017


Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society - Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) Program

The Sigma Xi program awards grants of up to $1,000 to students from all areas of the sciences and engineering. Designated funds from the National Academy of Sciences allow for grants of up to $5,000 for astronomy research and $2,500 for vision related research. Students use the funding to pay for travel expenses to and from a research site, or for purchase of non-standard laboratory equipment necessary to complete a specific research project. For more information and to apply, visit the Sigma Xi website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: March 15 and October 1 annually (contact Sigma Xi directly for advice on funding cycles).


Silberstein Pediatric Orthopaedics Research Fellowship at Johns Hopkins

The Silberstein Research Fellowship program is for students in the first year of medical school seeking an early start to clinical experience in the orthopaedic field. This is a two-to three-month commitment during the summer. Fellows will work with the pediatric orthopaedic surgery faculty and the Poggi research fellow to bring a project to substantial completion and eventual publication. For more information, visit the Silberstein Fellowship website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: March 15, 2018


Society for the History of Navy Medicine (SHNM) - Graduate and Medical Professional Student Research Grant

The Society for the History of Navy Medicine (SHNM) offers an annual grant of up to $1500 for research in the history of naval or maritime medicine. The grant is intended to support work being done by a student enrolled in a program leading to a degree above the baccalaureate level in history, medical history or the medical professions.  For more information and to apply, visit the SHNM website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: April 15, annually


Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) - Student Research Grants

Each year The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality awards two grants of $1,000 each to student members who are doing human sexuality research. For more information and to apply, visit the SSSS website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: March 1 and August 1, annually


Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) - Student Research Fellowship

The Society for Vascular Surgery Foundation Student Research Fellowship stimulates laboratory and clinical vascular research by undergraduate college students and medical school students registered at universities in the United States and Canada. The SVS Foundation grants a maximum of eight awards per year. For more information and to apply, visit the SVS website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 1, 2017


St. Baldrick's - Summer Fellows Program in Pediatric Oncology

St. Baldrick's Summer Fellow program provides funding for students to work in a pediatric oncology research lab for the summer after their first year of medical school. Students conduct a research project and the experience may encourage them to choose childhood cancer research as a specialty. For more information, visit the St. Baldrick's website. If you are interested in conducting research at CHOP, please note that you need to already be associated with a CHOP oncology faculty member. Thus, you'll need to make these connections earlier on, as their labs get quite full. Additionally, St. Baldrick’s only allows 1 application for our entire institution. The internal review deadline is January 9, 2017.  If you have questions, contact Jennifer Baldi, who coordinates the internal CHOP review process.

Internally Reviewed
Application Deadline: January 9, 2017 (internal review); CHOP will submit selected application by January 31, 2017


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - Pediatric Oncology Education Program

The Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) program at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital offers a unique opportunity for students preparing for careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, psychology, or public health to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. A primary goal of the POE program is to encourage students to pursue a career in cancer research. For more information and to apply, visit the St. Jude POE website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 1, 2018


Strong Children's Research Center (SCRC) - Summer Training Program

Strong Children's Research Center in Rochester, NY, funds a Summer Training Program, which is the ideal opportunity for outstanding medical, graduate and undergraduate students who plan to pursue a career in biomedical or clinical research. Faculty members are either from the Department of Pediatrics or partners who are engaged in research relevant to childhood diseases and developmental biology.  For more information and to apply, visit the SCRC website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 28, 2017


University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC) - CPRTP Summer Research Experience

The Cancer Prevention Research Training Program (CPRTP) Summer Research Experience is a paid internship designed to provide research experience and mentoring for undergraduate, graduate and health profession students interested in cancer prevention research. Through our National Cancer Institute (NCI) funded R25E “Cancer Prevention Education: Student Research Experiences” (CA056452) training grant, we created this experience. For more information and to apply, visit the MDACC CPRTP website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: January 19, 2017


University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC) - First Year Medical Student Program

The First-Year Medical Student Program is a 10-week program that offers hands-on experience in biomedical, translational or clinical research.  For more information and to apply, visit the MDACC website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: January 19, 2017


University of Texas, Austin - Summer Research Assistantship

The Dell Medical School Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care is offering an exciting research opportunity for medical students. The 2 to 3-month Summer Research Assistant position provides an opportunity to closely work with leading Dell Medical School faculty on clinical and/or care delivery research projects over the course of an 8-12 week period. Students will have opportunities to interact with faculty such as Department Chair Dr. Kevin Bozic, Dr. David Ring, and other leaders of care transformation in fields ranging from Anesthesiology to Orthopaedics to Urology, depending on the student’s interests. Eligible students can apply by sending a letter of interest and CV to Lauren Uhler, Research Project Manager in the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care. For more information and to apply, check out the Position Description.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 1, 2018


Vanderbilt - Medical Student Research Training Program (SRTP) in Diabetes and Obesity, Kidney Disease, and Digestive Disease

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine invites applications for the summer Medical Student Research Training Program (SRTP) in Diabetes and Obesity, Kidney Disease, and Digestive Disease. This program allows medical students during the summer between the first and second year or second and third year to conduct diabetes and obesity-related research, kidney disease and hypertension-related research, or digestive disease research under the direction of an established scientist. Prior research experience is not required. For more information and to apply, visit the Vanderbilt SRTP Diabetes website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 5, 2018


Vanderbilt - Medical Student Research Training Program (SRTP) in Kidney Disease

Vanderbilt School of Medicine invites applications for the Medical Student Research Training Program (SRTP) in Kidney Disease. This program provides an opportunity for medical students to conduct research under the direction of an established Vanderbilt scientist in the area of Kidney Disease during the summer between the first and second year, or the second and third year of medical school. Prior research experience is not required. For more information and to apply, visit the Vanderbilt SRTP Kidney Disease website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 5, 2018


Washington U in St. Louis Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) - Summer Research Program

The Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) Summer Research Program offers undergraduate and medical students an excellent introduction to current radiological sciences research. For more information and to apply, visit the MIR website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: February 13, 2017


Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) - Charles S. Houston Grant

The Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) sponsors a grant which will be awarded to a student of an accredited American or Canadian medical school who submits a project proposal most likely to result in a substantive contribution to the field of wilderness and environmental medicine. For more information and to apply, visit the WMS website.

Externally Reviewed
Application Deadline: January 12, 2018