Medical Student Summer Research

2020 Summer Medical Student Research Program

Program Dates: June 1, 2020-July 24, 2020

Program Coordinator: Marcina Lang, COM Dean's Office
Chair: Dr. Wito Richter, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

The College of Medicine sponsors a summer Medical Student Research Program. Through this program, students develop an appreciation of how research contributes to the knowledge and the practice of medicine. Accepted entering medical students or rising second-year medical students in the USA College of Medicine are eligible. The summer experience includes 1) hands-on research related to basic science and/or clinical medicine; 2) a seminar program that focuses on various scientific and clinical topics; and 3) student presentations at Research Day. Support for the program is provided by the USA College of Medicine Dean's Office. 

For highlights of the 2019 Summer Research Day, featuring keynote speaker Dr. Rose Marie Robertson, visit the Med School Watercooler.

The Clyde G. “Sid” Huggins Medical Student Research Awards were presented. Brittany Jackson, rising sophomore medical student, received the best oral presentation award. Four medical students were presented awards for best poster presentations: Jessica Pham, Corey Phillis, Brandon Rivers, and Bradley Schuler, all rising sophomores.

For Faculty

Call for proposals will be requested late January.  Proposals will be uploaded to InfoReady. Questions, contact Wito Richter, or Marcina Lang,

For Medical Students

Available projects: Information available from coordinator by early March 

Application materials: An application link will be emailed to incoming freshmen and rising sophomores by early March. The deadline to have your application (including faculty sponsor's signature) submitted on InfoReady will be noted in the email. 

Contact Information:  Marcina Lang, email, Phone (251) 460-6041, Fax (251) 341-3994