Medical students gain hands-on experience in an ongoing research project starting with a review of the literature and ending with written and oral presentations of their research findings at the Student Research Forum. Approximately 20 traineeships are available annually on a competitive basis. A stipend is available for each trainee.
How do I find a Mentor?
Answer: There are many ways to identify a mentor. Look at the list of projects from previous years. Talk to students from previous years. Talk to your society advisor. Talk to Dr. Werle. But it really comes down to your career goals and interests. This is a great opportunity to learn about future opportunities, and also to build your CV so that you are better prepared to match to a particular program.
Will I receive a scholarship?
Answer: Maybe. It is a competitive process. We will send your application to all pertinent funding sources. In addition, you mentor may provide you with a scholarship. If you do not receive a scholarship you are still eligible for financial aid since this is a course you will take for credit.