Student Research Opportunities
The ROSE program at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine provides Research, Observation, Service and Education experiences to high-ability, intellectually curious pre-medical college students. Part internship, part mentorship and part early acceptance to medical school, the ROSE program—through mentored design and implementation of a research project—transforms students into “junior experts” on specific medical topics.
A number of summer opportunities are available for undergraduate students with an interest in scientific research. Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) programs are designed for sophomore- and junior-level students able to commit to a 10-week research internship. Students’ research interests are matched with faculty advisors, and together, they design a research project that fits well within the focus of the faculty advisor’s laboratory.
A range of research interests are supported through a variety of SURF programs and laboratories at both UC and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. In addition a SURF program is also available to students interested in pursuing a combined MD/PhD degree.
Medical Student Summer Research Program
First-hand laboratory research experiences are offered to students who have completed their first year of medical school. Through the Medical Student Summer Research Program (MSSRP), successful applicants have the chance to spend up to 10 weeks (stipend-supported) conducting research and analyzing data in clinical and basic science laboratories of established University of Cincinnati faculty investigators.
Participants not only gain knowledge of the methods and techniques used in biomedical research, but will complete a mentored research project in an area of interest and compete to present their work at a national student research conference.