Opportunities vary from year to year:
Coulter (Pulmonary Medicine)
Pediatric Pulmonology and Hematology
Schweppe (Top Scholars)
Substance Use Disorders
Other options for the Class of 2016 are available in the following departments:
Anesthesiology, Biochemistry, Cell and Developmental Biology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Immunology, Medicine, Neurology, OB/GYN, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine, Psychiatry, Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Biology Center, and Surgery. See Available Projects.
The SOM Research Track provides students with in-depth long-term exposure to research. This is an open and competitive program for all first year medical students. Students admitted the program will:
- Work with a mentor to build a research plan
- Carry out that plan through their four years of medical school
- Receive a stipend over the summer between Phase I and Phase II
- Receive a second stipend during the 4th year of medical school
- Have multiple opportunities to present their findings
- Present their research at the Western Student Medical Research Forum in Carmel California
- Present their research at a national meeting in their specialty
- Submit a first-author manuscript prior to residency
The Research Track is a four-year program. Students leave medical school prepared to continue their research into residency, fellowship and throughout their academic careers.
The Research Track also serves the dual purpose of fulfilling student’s Mentored Scholarly Activity requirement. However, students must submit proper documentation through the MSA office.