Medical Student Summer Research

2018 Summer Medical Student Research Program

Tentative Dates: May 30, 2018-July 27, 2018

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

The College of Medicine sponsors a 9-week Medical Student Summer 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 and from the National Institutes of Health. 

For highlights of the 2017 Summer Research Day, featuring keynote speaker Dr. Betty Diamond, visit the Med School Watercooler.

2017 Research Day Winners were ​Stuart McFarland (Oral Presentation) and ​Patricia Conner (Poster Presentation).

For Faculty

Proposal application and samples [PDF]

Compliance checklist [PDF]

For Medical Students

Available projects: Information available from coordinator by early March 2018

Application materials: 2018 Application to be emailed to incoming freshmen and rising sophomores in early March. The deadline to have your completed application (including faculty sponsor's signature) to the Program Coordinator is March 27, 2018, by 5 p.m. The application can be dropped off in the Dean's Office, CSAB 170, or scanned and emailed to

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