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Summer Research Training Program (SRTP)

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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.

Frequently Asked Questions: 

How do I find a Mentor?

Answer:  There are many ways to identify a mentor. Look at the list of projects from previous years. Search our new database for projects that are being offered in 2021. The database will be updated regularly as new projects become available. Talk to students from previous years. Talk to your society advisor. Talk to Dr. Stanford. 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. 

I am a Mentor.  How do I let the students know about a possible summer project? 

Answer:  If you would like to advertise your summer research project opportunity, fill out the new "Investigators Seeking Research Trainees" section in Faculty Activity Collaboration Tool (FACT). You may also make arrangements with students individually

Will I receive a scholarship?

Answer: Maybe. It is a competitive process. We will send your application to all pertinent funding sources. In addition, your 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.

Last modified: Jan 16, 2021

John A. Stanford, Ph.D.
Professor, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, School of Medicine
Program Director, Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (K-INBRE)
Program Director, KUMC Biomedical Research Training Program
University of Kansas Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Blvd., MS 3051
Kansas City, KS 66160