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Research Track

Welcome Class of 2020. Opportunities for the Class of 2020 include opportunities in basic science, clinical science, and translational science. Supporting programs include:

Anesthesiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Cancer, Cell and Developmental Biology, Child Psychiatry, Childhood Diabetes, Dermatology, Downs Syndrome, Family Medicine, Immunology and Microbiology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ophthalmalogy, Orthopedics, Pathology, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiology and Biophysics, Radiation Oncology, Radiology, Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Biology, and Surgery.

Opportunities vary from year to year. Many of the available mentors and their areas of research are already listed on this website; more will become available and be posted over the next few months. Projects can be searched by Area of Study, Population, Research Method, Disease or Symptom, Funding Source or Department (see Navigation Panel to the left). When you identify a potential mentor or project of interest, click on the project title for additional information.



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 students' Mentored Scholarly Activity​ requirement.

Questions about the program? Feel free to contact one of the students in the program​ or the program director or coordinator (on the left side of the page).