Offsite Research Opportunities


New  1-9-2013

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center , 

New York City, NY

Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 14, 2013, 12:00 noon EST 

2013 Medical Student Summer Fellowship Research Program

 Applications available at 


This eight-week research program is offered to medical students who have a career interest as a physician-scientist in the field of oncology and/or related biomedical sciences.  Supported by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), MSKCC Office of Diversity Programs in Clinical Care, Research, and Training, and MSKCC Brain Tumor Center, the summer fellowship program offers students who have completed their first or second year of medical school the opportunity to conduct basic laboratory or clinical research mentored by MSKCC faculty. Students in the program will:

·  Gain clinical or laboratory research experience mentored by MSKCC faculty

·  Interact with MSKCC physicians, PhD investigators, post-doctoralfellows and graduate students

·  Attend a weekly education lecture series presented byworld-renowned MSKCC faculty

·  Attend additional institutional lectures, departmental conferences and lab meetings

·  Present their summer research to fellowship peers and MSKCC faculty during the final week of the program

·  Receive a $5800 stipend

Program Dates

Subject to sponsor approval,participants may participate in any one of the 8-week program blocks.

·         June 10 – August 2        ·         June 17 – August 9        ·         June 24 – August 16

All students notified of a decision via e-mail between February 27 and March 15, 2013


Underrepresented minority medical students are strongly encouraged to apply


2013-2014 Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP).  The application deadline is January 15, 2013. 

As of November 1, 50 applications have been received.  The goal is to fill a capacity of 70 MRSP scholars. 

The MRSP strives to cultivate a pipeline of medical researchers and clinician-scientists by educating medical, dental, and veterinary medicine students on the principles of scientific discovery and clinical research and opening their minds to long-term career opportunities.  MRSP provides creative, research-oriented medical, dental, and veterinary medicine students with an opportunity to become actively engaged in basic, translational, and clinical research early in their careers. The MRSP is designed for rising fourth-year students (initial clinical rotations completed), but does not exclude other students with strong research interests from applying. Students engage in a mentored basic, clinical, or translational research project that matches their professional interests and research and career goals. The MRSP also provides an academic curriculum with content highlighting the process of discovery, training in clinical protocol development and human subjects research, clinical teaching rounds utilizing the robust pool of patients enrolled in research protocols at the NIH Clinical Center, and academic leadership training. A Power Point presentation is attached that describes some details of the program.

One of our current students, Joshua Bakhsheshian, is currently in the program on a 1 year leave of absence from CMS and would be happy to give you further inside information on the program.

Bakhsheshian, Joshua (NIH/CC/OCRTME)[F]

The MRSP website is: 

Link to NIH MRSP 2013 Flyer


Research in the Biology of Aging Application Deadline: January 15, 2013.

The Glenn/AFAR Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging have been established in order to attract new generations of talented investigators to the field of aging research. The program is designed to give students enrolled in MD, PhD, or combined-degree programs the opportunity to conduct a three-to-six month research project focused on bio-medical research in aging. Up to ten $5,000 scholarships will be awarded in 2013. 

To learn more about the program, please visit:   If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact or 212-703-9977.


Harvard Visiting Research Internship Program    Application deadline Jan 23, 2013 

The Harvard Catalyst Visiting Research Internship Program (VRIP) is an 8 week mentored summer research program open to first and second year US medical school students particularly under represented minorities and/or disadvantaged individuals from accredited US medical schools. The six VRIP students are responsible for the completion of a mentored research project, a written abstract, paper and oral presentation summarizing their findings. Students are also encouraged to participate in the New England Science Symposium. NESS is an annual research symposium held at HMS for minority college, medical, and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from around the US.

Link to 2013 VRIP Flyer


HHMI Research Opportunities for Medical Students at U.S. Schools

In order to encourage more medical students to pursue academic and research careers, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) offers outstanding“year-out” and summer research training programs for students enrolled in schools in the U.S. Women and under-represented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Students enrolled in MD/PhD programs are not eligible to apply. 

For 1st Year Students:  The Competition System opens on November 1, 2012 and the application deadline is February 15, 2013.

HHMI Summer Medical Fellows Program will support up to 20 students working in HHMI laboratories (with HHMI investigators, early career scientists or at the Janelia Farm Research Campus),for a minimum of 8 consecutive weeks (10 weeks preferred). Students must be in good standing at a medical, dental, or veterinary school located in the U.S. Those who are enrolled in a combined professional degree/Ph.D. program or who have already received a one-year award from any year-out research training program are not eligible to apply. The program is primarily aimed at those students who wish to explore the summer research experience with the intent of applying for the year-long program. For the 2013 summer program, students will receive a stipend of $5,000 for 10 weeks ($500/week for less than 10 weeks) and up to $1,000 for roundtrip relocation costs. 

For 2nd and 3rd Year Students: Application deadline is January 11, 2013.

1) HHMI Medical Research Fellows Program enables medical,dental, and veterinary students at schools located in the U.S. to spend a year conducting basic, translational, or applied biomedical research at any school or nonprofit research institution in the United States, except at the NIH in Bethesda, MD. HHMI will award 66 fellowships in 2013.

Joint initiatives with outside funders support additional Fellows doing research in specific areas: inherited retinal degenerative disease research (Foundation Fighting Blindness); Duchenne muscular dystrophy research (Duchenne Research Fund); pre-clinical research in interventional radiology (Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation). For the 2013-2014 program year, Fellows will receive a $29,000 stipend, a $5,500 fellow’s allowance for health, dental and vision insurance and some education-related expenses and a $5,500 research allowance for research-related enrichment activities and some research costs. The Competition System is now open.

For further information, visit: or e-mail

In the process of being verified:

Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) is now accepting medical student applications for the Rehabilitation Research Experience for Medical Students
$4,000 for 2 months in Physiatry research at select institutions.
Medical Student Summer Clinical Externship
Deadline: Apr 6, 2012
Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship, Boston MA.
The New England Baptist Hospital is accepting applications for the Aufranc Summer Research Scholars Program in Orthopedic Surgery. 
Application deadline: March 15th
The Vanderbilt Student Research Training Program (SRTP) is sponsored 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.
Application Deadline:  February 6, 2012 
Clinical Pharmacology > The Paul Calabresi Medical Student Research Fellowship Program
The fellowship is offered to medical or dental students who have substantial interests in research and teaching careers in clinical pharmacology and who are willing to spend fulltime in a specific research effort within a pharmacology or clinical pharmacology unit. Fellowships are available for a minimum period of six months up to 24 months with a maximum stipend of $18,000. The student may undertake this investigative effort at their own school or at another institution.
Application Deadline:  February 1, 2012
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
The purpose of the Summer Research Program for Medical Students is to provide participants with firsthand biomedical research experience in the basic or clinical sciences. Student projects will reflect the ongoing research efforts of the institution's clinics and laboratories. Individuals will actively participate in both the technical aspects of their projects and the interpretation of experimental data. Program trainees will be afforded the opportunity to acquire research skills and, through participation in institutional seminars and lectures, receive information that will be valuable in assessing their career goals related to research and patient care in oncology.
Application Deadline:  February 10, 2012
Summer Oncology Fellowship- Children’s Hospital Los Angeles-Univ Southern California
This program is intended to provide the highest quality experience for first-year medical school students pursuing interests in oncology research. The program is designed for students who have completed their first year of medical school. Faculty mentors are located both at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and at the USC Keck School of Medicine. 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. The students are paid a weekly stipend of $300 for a minimum of six weeks or maximum of ten weeks. Students will be expected to attend a lecture series held at the hospital on aspects of pediatric oncology designed specifically for them and will be encouraged to attend other scientific lectures in their area of research. The fellow's project should have a well-defined objective, as he/she will need to give a brief written and oral presentation at the end of the summer and could result in a scientific abstract and/or publication.
Application Deadline:  January 31, 2012
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY.
The Medical Student Summer Fellowship program is an eight-week research program offered to medical students who have a career interest as a physician-scientist in the field of oncology and/or related biomedical sciences.
Application Deadline: January 17, 2012
The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
A summer fellowship for medical students entitled “Cancer in the Under-Privileged, Indigent or Disadvantaged” (CUPID). CUPID is a unique program that is designed to address the chronic problem of persistent cancer health disparities. The CUPID program is a 7 week summer fellowship for medical students who have demonstrated interest in caring for underserved populations and who are exploring careers in oncology. The summer fellows will receive a $5,000 stipend, free housing and a free gym membership for the summer.  
Application Deadline:  January 31, 2012
National Medical Student Injury Research Training Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH
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. This program gives medical students the opportunity to conduct their own research under the supervision and guidance of CIRP faculty and researchers.
Application Deadline: February 10, 2012
Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) Program 2012
Six locations (Harvard, Hopkins, UCLA, UCSD, UNC, UT San Antonio)
Application Deadline: January 31, 2012
NIH/NCI-funded Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program at Vanderbilt/St. Judes
(5 R25CA023944-28)The program offers an opportunity for pre-doctoral students preparing for careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine, and pharmacy to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. Students participate in
basic or clinical oncology research, research and clinical conferences, and a core lecture series designed
 specifically for them. For highly qualified students with a serious career interest in cancer research. POEs must be
US citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent resident of US. Nine week program.
Application Deadline: February 1, 2012
MRSTP in Nephrology & Hypertension at Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt School of Medicine invites applications for the Medical Student Research and Training Program in Nephrology and Hypertension for the summer of 2012. This program provides an opportunity for medical students to conduct
research under the direction of an established Vanderbilt scientist in the area of Nephrology and/or Hypertension
during the summer between the first and second year, or the second and third year of medical school. Prior research experience is not required. The program provides a stipend. We are inviting applications for the summer of 2012.
Application Deadline: February 1, 2012
Diabetes Research NIH funded at 17 sites
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 17 NIDDK-funded
Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Centers (DERC) or Diabetes Research and Training Centers (DRTC) during the summer between the first and second year or second and third year of medical school.
Application Deadline: January 23, 2012
Updated - HHMI Research Opportunities for Medical Students at U.S. Schools 2012
Deadlines: January 11, 2013 & February 15, 2013
Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)-NIH Research Scholars Program and the NIH Clinical Research Training Program (CRTP) 2012
Deadline: Mid January 2012
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