Research and Study Opportunities
American Cancer Society Betty Lea Stone Fellowship
To request information and application instructions contact Maureen Morse.
First Annual Medical Students Ethics Conference Becoming a Physician: Ethical Challenges in Medical Education
Please email your submissions to email@example.com.
The conference is supported by a grant from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.
Harvard Catalyst: The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center
Harvard Catalyst: The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center is pleased to offer a great research program this coming summer. The application process is open on September 30, 2015 and the deadline for application material delivery to CTSC office is December 18, 2015.
- The Visiting Research Internship Program (VRIP), for first and second year medical students, is a mentored, summer research program, designed to enrich medical students' interest in research and health-related careers, particularly clinical/translational research careers. This eight-week program runs from June 6 – July 29, 2016.
Please note that both programs have an invitation-based application. In order for students to receive an application, they must email firstname.lastname@example.org in order to request one.
Danyellé Thorpe, Program Coordinator, Harvard Catalyst
Harvard-Longwood Short-Term Research Training in Vascular Surgery
Interested applicatns are required to mail (post-marked) and/or email the necessary documentation to Leena Pradhan-Nabzdyk, PhD, MBA.
HHMI Research Opportunities for Medical, Dental, and Veterinary Students at U.S. Schools
For more information, please contact the organization via email.
Introduction to Chinese in Clinical Usage
A two-week summer course (offered in English) in “Introduction to Chinese in Clinical Usage” at the National Cheng Kung University College of Medicine (Tainan, Taiwan) is offered for Brown PLME students and medical students. In 2016, dates are June 27-July 22, 2016. Tuition is covered by NCKU. Housing will be arranged by NCKU at a nominal cost. Total expenses include the plane ticket, food, and out of pocket expenses. Partial funding is available to support the travel to NCKU for the two-week course.
NIH Medical Research Scholars Program
For more information, please contact Tonya Shakelford & Kenny Williams, MRSP Adminstrators, at email@example.com.
Nth Dimensions Orthopaedic Summer Internship Program
Apply for the 12th Annual Orthopaedic Summer Internship program, sponsored by the Nth Dimensions Educational Solutions and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). All medical students are encouraged to apply for this program especially designed for first year gender and ethnic minority medical students. Summer interns work side by side with experienced orthopaedic sugeon preceptors in a challenging academic or private practice environment. Students prepare and defend poster presentations at the National Medical Association (NMA) Annual Convention and attend elements of the AAOS Annual Meeting the following spring. For more information, view the program flyer here.
For more information or to apply online, visit the program website.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program
For further information, please contact Suzanne Groneymeyer, PhD, Director of the Pediatric Oncology Education Program.
Summer Ethics Fellowship for Medical Students
Traditional Chinese Medicine Program at Zhejiang University School of Medicine
At Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, China, PLME undergraduates and medical students may take one of the two 4-week Traditional Chinese Medicine programs in the summer. For 2016, the programs tentative dates are June 11-July 9, or July 16-August 13. The TCM program may be customized to meet the needs of the student. Fluency in Chinese preferred at a conversational competency to about level of Chinese 500-600 to get the most out of the experience. However, fluency is not required if you are traveling with other students who have some fluency and you will be paired one-on-one with a Chinese speaker. ZUSM waives tuition, provides room and board. Transportation is provided by the student. The Pang Endowment provides a stipend. Discuss this option with Dean Ip.
University of Colorado School of Medicine: Southeast Wilderness/Austere Medicine Class
For more information, please email Dr. Todd Miner or call him at 607-592-5224.
Children’s Well-Being Foundation Internship
Children’s Well-Being Foundation, founded by Dr. George Whitelaw in 2007, is a registered non-profit operating 3 clinics for underserved children in Costa Rica. Our motto - treat, educate, and empower – asserts our commitment to providing quality care to impoverished families, as well as giving them tools to manage their health. College and high school students have the opportunity to be part of the care CWB provides in Costa Rica.
CIEE Teaching Abroad
Interested in teaching in Chile, China, Spain or Thailand for a year? This program allows students to live and work overseas while learning and interacting with the local people, culture and language. CIEE negotiates a placement teaching English, offers a local stipend and temporary housing.
Himalayan Health Exchange International Health Expeditions
Himalayan Health Exchange will organize medical/dental camps in the remote regions of north India and Indo-Tibetan Borderlands. Participation is open to medical students. Faculty members are welcome to join any expedition. Each trip is designed to provide care to approximately 1,500 underserved patients and an opportunity for international health exposure to participants. Students and residents participation is limited to 30 on each trip.
International Opportunities for AMS Students 2015
Unite For Sight's High Impact Volunteer Abroad Opportunities
Volunteer abroad in all, winter, spring or summer quarters in Ghana, Honduras or India. Assist eye doctors in rural villages, refugee camps and slums to provide eye care for patients living in extreme poverty. Volunteers encouraged to be proactive in developing their own projects and programs that coincide with Unite For Sight's outreach program.
Clinical Electives (Away)
Harvard Visiting Clerkship Program
The Visiting Clerkship Program (VCP) provides support for fourth-year and qualified third-year minority (African American, Native American, and Hispanic American) medical students to participate in the HMS Exchange Clerkship Program. VCP is designed to increase medical student awareness of opportunities in academic medicine; to increase student consideration of academic training programs for internship and residency; and especially to increase the number of minority students applying to HMS-affiliated hospital training programs. Clerkships are four weeks in length and are available, space permitting, to full-time fourth-year students in good standing at accredited US medical schools. Third-year students who have completed their last quarter core clerkships in medicine, surgery, pediatrics, and obstetrics are also eligible. VCP participants are assigned a faculty advisor and offered opportunities to network with HMS faculty, house staff and students. Financial assistance (up to $400) is available toward transportation costs to and from Boston. Housing is also provided.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Elective Program
The Memorial Center is an academic medical center dedicated to cancer research, patient care, and education. The Memorial Hospital faculty is offering clinical electives to FINAL year medical students. This program is highly competitive so applications should demonstrate superior academic and supporting credentials.
National Institute of Health (NIH) Clinical/Research Electives
The NIH offers a variety of short-term clinical rotations and research elective opportunities, as well as specialized "year out" programs designed to provide advanced training in basic science, translational research, or clinical research, to highly qualified medical and dental students.
National Institutes of Health Clinical Electives Program for Medical and Dental Students
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Electives Program (CEP) offers senior medical and dental students a wide variety of short-term clinical and research-oriented elective rotations at the NIH Clinical Center, the nation's largest hospital devoted entirely to clinical research, located in Bethesda, Maryland. The CEP provides students with unique exposure to state-of-the-art medical care and translational research supervised by world-renowned clinician-scientists. All elective rotations are offered for academic credit.
AAMC List of Clinical and Research Opportunities
AAMC Summer Medical Student Internship
The AAMC is seeking a medical student intern to work with Careers in Medicine and Financial Information Resources, Services, and Tools (FIRST) staff on various projects related to the administrative, marketing, and communication efforts of both programs. The qualified individual will possess excellent communication skills, proficiency with social media platforms, experience working with Excel, Word, etc., and ideally, will have financial aid/financial literacy skills/knowledge.
American College of Surgeons Medical Student Program Membership
Current medical schools may apply for membership to the American College of Surgeons. This program is designed to assist students with choosing a career in surgery, residency preparation and transition from medical school to resident training in surgery. Students will be invited to attend lectures, panel discussion and various activities conducted by Fellows of the College.
American Physician Scientists Association Compiled Research Opportunities
Greatest Gift Organ and Tissue Donation Education Campaign
Greatest Gift, Inc. is currently seeking motivated medical students to help head up a nationwide organ and tissue donation education campaign. Greatest Gift, Inc.'s medical school model is designed to educate future physicians about the processes, myths and facts about donation and transplant, as well as raise general public awareness, and help develop leadership skills along the way. We are an organization created by medical students, designed with a busy medical student's schedule in mind. We will provide interested students with all of the tools they need to set up their own student organization on their med school campus (including a sample/template constitution, budgeting help, event ideas, educational training, artwork, t-shirt ideas, your own web page and more).
Helping Hands Grant Program
The Helping Hands Grant Program provides grants up to $5,000 to medical schools for mental health service projects that are created and managed by medical students, particularly in underserved minority communities. These projects can be conducted in partnership with community agencies or in conjunction with ongoing medical school outreach activities. The program was established to raise awareness of mental illness and the importance of early recognition of illness; and build an interest amongst medical students in psychiatry and working in underserved communities.
International Opportunity Databases
Samaritans of Rhode Island Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Improve your listening skills by becoming a volunteer for The Samaritans of RI Suicide Prevention Crisis Hotline/Listening Line. A fellow Brown medical student said of the experience, “As someone who hopes to pursue a career in medicine, I know this experience will help me so much in the future, in terms of knowing how to communicate with patients and truly listen to what they are trying to tell me. I absolutely know this will make me a better physician, and I am thankful to the Samaritans for teaching me these skills.” Fall Training Classes Begin in September. Medical students eligible for Brown Financial aid may be eligible for Off Campus Work-Study when volunteering for The Samaritans. Please check with your financial aid adviser in the Medical School.