Off-site Research Opportunities
The Medical Student Research Program knows that we can’t find research for everyone who wants to do research. In order to help students find research in what they want to research where they want to research it, we have included other research programs across the country that also have our goal of creating physician scientists.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
The Center's Medical Student Summer Fellowship Research Program is an eight-week research program offered to first- and second-year medical students who have a career interest as a physician-scientist in the field of oncology and/or related biomedical sciences. Participants will:
- Gain clinical or laboratory research experience mentored by Memorial Sloan-Kettering faculty
- Interact with our physicians, Ph.D. investigators, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students
- Attend a weekly education lecture series presented by our world-renowned faculty
- Present their summer research to fellowship peers and Memorial Sloan-Kettering faculty during the final week of the program
Deadline is January 14
Minority Medical Student Award Program
The Minority Medical Student Award Program (MMSAP) is an 8- to 12-week research experience for students from the United States and Canada in their early years of medical school. As part of this experience, students collaborate with an ASH member who serves as their research mentor. Program participants are also paired with an ASH member who serves as a career-development mentor throughout the participants' medical schooling and residency.
Deadline is January 4
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
The Summer Medical Fellows 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.
During 8-10 weeks of full-time research, you’ll be exposed to high-quality science, have a chance to increase your scientific knowledge and research skills, and interact with world-class investigators in a rich training environment. You can gain insight into a career as a medical scientist, and determine if you would like to continue your research training in a year-long program.
Deadline is February 15
St. Jude’s Children's Research Hospital
The Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) program at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is funded by the National Institutes of Health / National Cancer Institute. The POE program 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. The POE program provides a short-term training experience (internship) in either laboratory research or clinical research.
Deadline is February 1
MD Anderson Summer Experience
The MD Anderson Summer Experience is offered for students from high school to medical school who are interested in exploring a career in cancer research. There are two possible opportunities. Track 1 is a 10 paid weeks of research in a broad range of areas of cancer biology, medicine and prevention. Track 2 is four or ten weeks of research.
Deadline is February 28
NIH-funded Diabetes Research Centers
The NIH-funded Diabetes Research Centers invite applications for the Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes and Obesity for the summer of 2013. This program 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, clinical investigation or obesity at an institution with one of the NIDDK-funded Diabetes Research Centers during the summer between the first and second year or second and third year of medical school. Prior research experience is not required. The program provides a stipend.
Deadline is February 4
Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) Program
To encourage medical students - particularly budding researchers - to consider a career in academic geriatrics, this program awards short-term scholarships. AFAR has partnered with the NIA and several foundations to continue and strengthen the original Hartford/AFAR Medical Student Geriatric Scholars Program. The 2013 MSTAR Program provides medical students with an enriching experience in aging-related research and geriatrics, with the mentorship of top experts in the field. Students participate in an eight- to twelve-week structured research, clinical, and didactic program in geriatrics, appropriate to their level of training and interests. Research projects are offered in basic, translational, clinical, or health services research relevant to older people
Deadline is January 31
Society for Pediatric Research and Academic Pediatric Societies
The Societies offer a medical student research training program to encourage gifted medical students to consider careers in research related to pediatrics. This program is specifically designed for students seeking a research opportunity at an institution other than their own medical school. Students selected to the program are able to choose or are assigned to leading research laboratories/groups. Currently, our Directory of Laboratories/Research Groups lists research opportunities at more than 300 facilities. Each research experience allows the student to spend two to three months at 40 hours per week in a research environment. The program provides students with a stipend of $61.20/day (as of 2012) for a maximum stipend of $5,508.
Deadline is January 25