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Students choosing to take a gap year between M3 and M4 are encouraged to begin the process 6-9 months prior to the anticipated leave of absence. Please reference the LOA Student Checklist below to get started.
LOA Student Checklist (pdf)
Research Opportunities (CiM) (pdf)
UCCOM Student Handbook
Medical Student Research Year 2024-2025
Position Title: Medical Student Research Scholar
Duration: 1 year
Who: US M3 medical student planning on applying to Orthopedic Surgery residency programs. Only USA medical school students will be considered.
Where: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine; Cincinnati, OH.
When: Beginning Approx. June 2024
Salary: Paid 12-month position through the University of Cincinnati with full-time benefits.
Medical students may choose to take a “Gap-Year” during medical school training to do research and produce publications that improve their CV, and position as an applicant for highly competitive Orthopedic Surgery Residency Training Programs that consider research activity and publications an important part of the application process. The position is focused on clinical research and involves retrospective studies, database studies, prospective studies, and randomized clinical trials – however, basic science and laboratory research is also possible. The successful applicant can expect to be involved in approximately twenty to thirty projects, the majority of which will progress to publication and presentation at regional and national meetings. The student is well-integrated into the residency program, attending daily AM trauma rounds, educational conferences, Grand Rounds, and journal club in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. For the self-directed, motivated individual, this can be a very productive year. The student should expect to have 10-20 publications/chapters/abstracts by the end of the research year.
The ideal candidate must have high motivation for a career in Orthopaedic Surgery; have interest in research; be extremely organized, detail-oriented, and able to self-manage; and have a strong academic record.
Applications should be submitted via the application portal; applications must be received by February 1, 2024 for consideration.
Submission documents should include a brief cover letter, CV (with USMLE Step I and/or II scores). Letters of recommendation are optional.
Questions: contact Kim Hasselfeld, Clinical Research Manager, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
The Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery T32 Mentored Research Training Program for Medical Students offers 9- to 12-month mentored research experiences, with opportunities to participate in research on many levels. Students will learn from successful program faculty conducting cutting edge clinically relevant basic, clinical, and translational research in the auditory, vestibular, olfactory, and communication sciences. In addition, tuition is available for students who wish to take courses in clinical investigation and obtain a master’s degree.
Accepting applications annually July 1 through December 31.
Download the Application Packet and related resources
Contact Jana Richardson, Program Administrator
or Jay F. Piccirillo, MD, Program Director.
The USC Caruso Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery clinician-scientist training program (CSTP) is a 9-12 month research track offering medical students the opportunity to be involved in meaningful research experiences with close mentorship by world-class faculty researchers. This program is funded by an NIH R25 grant.
For more information, go to the Program Site or contact CSTP_OHNS@med.usc.edu, Program Coordinator.
Application deadline: March 31, 2024
The Johns Hopkins Poggi Pediatric Orthopaedic Research Scholar Award is a year-long fellowship program for extraordinary medical students. Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge clinical research and learn the skills necessary to produce sound, high-quality papers. Poggi fellows are a crucial part of the pediatric orthopaedic surgery team and gain clinical experience both in and out of the operating room.
Annual application period: October 1 - December 31 (11:59 PM EST).
For more information: view the fellowship brochure or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Medical Research Scholars Program is a year long research immersion program for future clinician-scientists that advances health by inspiring careers in biomedical research. By engaging students in basic, clinical, or translational research investigations, offering a curriculum rich in didactics and professional development, and featuring a robust mentorship and advising program, MRSP prepares its Scholars to become tomorrow's leaders in medicine and biomedical research.
Application opens October 1, 2023 and closes on January 5, 2024.
Questions: Email the MRSP Team.
As a Research Fellow, students have the opportunity to engage in a year-long research project with a faculty mentor in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. Each program provides one year of funding and can be tailored to meet the interests of the selected fellow. Students also have the opportunity to shadow clinical activities and are expected to take part in all departmental educational activities, such as head and neck cancer tumor board and grand rounds.
More information may be found at the Program Site.
Application Deadline: March 20, 2024
The Sarnoff Fellowship Program offers medical students enrolled in accredited U.S. medical schools the opportunity to spend a year conducting intensive work in a biomedical research facility in the United States. During the year in the laboratory, the Sarnoff Fellow will undertake his/her own research project and assume responsibility for it from inception to completion. The Fellow is expected, with guidance, to develop the hypothesis and specific aims of the project, to participate in the experimental design, to carry out appropriate experiments, to interpret the data with the help of his/her Preceptor, and to prepare an original manuscript for submission to an appropriate peer-reviewed journal. Each Fellow presents his/her results at the Sarnoff Foundation's Annual Scientific Meeting, as well as at appropriate national meetings. Fellows are selected on the basis of a national competition. Sarnoff seeks individuals with demonstrated intellectual and academic achievement, as well as leadership ability.
The application deadline for the 2024-25 Sarnoff Fellowship Program is January 10, 2024.
This year the College of Medicine would o like to nominate one medical student for the 2024 Medical Scholars Research Fellowship.
All of the following must apply for a student to be considered:
UC College of Medicine will be selecting one nominee for this award on November 1, 2023 so they may have time to prepare and submit their national application by the January 11, 2024 deadline. If interested in learning more about the application process and becoming our institutional nominee, please email Diana Mullenix for more information.
Reference Items for those that have already expressed interest to COM:
MSRF Formatting Instructions
MED 280362 - Basic & Clinical Research for Medical Students
- allows students to conduct basic science, clinical, or translational research projects under the mentorship of an established research faculty at UC (including CCHMC) for a minimum of 4 weeks. The course director is Amy Thompson, MD, and the administrative support person is Diana Mullenix.
MED 280357 - Advanced Mentor Basic & Clinical Research
- allows MD/PhD students to conduct basic science, clinical, or translational research projects with a mentor with whom s/he has already developed a relationship as part of the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP). The course
director is Robert (Rocky) Ellis MD, and the administrative support person is Jenny Rindler Fridrich.