Additional Research Opportunities

Student Preceptorship Program in Family Medicine

This program will involve students working with practicing family physicians in their offices for most of the summer. A stipend may be available to help with living expenses. Students are especially encouraged to work with rural family physicians (perhaps in your home area), but some sites in Mobile will also be potentially available. For an application or more information, contact Dr. Allen Perkins, chair of Family Medicine, at 434-3486.

Summer Research Projects in Family Medicine

The USA Department of Family Medicine has funds available to support medical student summer research projects with USA faculty. Students selected to participate in this program are paid $2,500.00 for approximately 12 weeks of work over the summer. The schedule can be somewhat flexible, depending on the needs of the individual projects and the students. The students work on research projects supervised by departmental faculty. Goals are to familiarize the students with appropriate research techniques, to introduce the students to certain topics relevant to Family Medicine, to establish relationships between the students and our Family Medicine faculty members, and to complete meaningful research projects with publishable results.

Any students interested in these projects or with ideas for other studies are encouraged to contact the Department of Family Medicine at 434-3486 for further information.