Medical Student Summer Research Program

The College of Medicine sponsors a 9-week Medical Student Summer Research Program. Through this program, students develop an appreciation of how research contributes to the knowledge and the practice of medicine. Accepted entering medical students or rising second year medical students in the USA College of Medicine are eligible. The summer experience includes 1) hands-on research related to basic science and/or clinical medicine; 2) a seminar program that focuses on various scientific and clinical topics; and 3) student presentations at Research Day. Support for the program is provided by the USA College of Medicine Dean's Office, and from the National Institutes of Health. 

For highlights of the 2017 Summer Research Day, featuring keynote speaker Dr. Betty Diamond, visit the medschoolwatercooler .

2016 Research Day Winners are Jonathon Whitehead (Oral Presentation),  and Conner Kimbrell (Poster Presentation)! 2017 winners to be announced soon.

2018 Summer Medical Student Research Program
Tentative Dates: May 30, 2018-July 27, 2018

Program Coordinator: Marcina Lang, COM Dean's Office

Chair: Dr. Wito Richter, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

For Faculty:

Proposal application and samples

Compliance checklist

For Medical Students:

Available projects -Information Available from Coordinator by early  March,2018
Application materials - 2018 Application To Be Emailed to Incoming Freshmen and Rising Sophomores in early March. The deadline to have your completed application (includes faculty sponsor's signature)to the Program Coordinator is March 27, 2018 by 5pm. The application can be dropped off in the Dean's Office, CSAB 170, or scan and email it to

Contact Information:  Marcina Lang, email, Phone 251-460-6041, Fax 251-341-3994


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