Medical Student Summer Research

2021 Summer Medical Student Research Program

Program Dates: June 1, 2021-July 23, 2021

Program Coordinator: Marcina Lang, COM Dean's Office
Chair: Dr. Casey Daniel, Department of Family Medicine

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 2021 Summer Research Day, featuring keynote speaker Dr. Errol Crook, visit the Med School Watercooler.

The Clyde G. “Sid” Huggins Medical Student Research Awards will be presented for the best oral presentation award and for best poster presentations.

For Faculty

Call for proposals will be requested late January 2022. Proposals will be uploaded to InfoReady. Questions, contact Casey Daniel, cldaniel@health.southalabama.edu or Marcina Lang, marcinalang@southalabama.edu.

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 marcinalang@southalabama.edu, Phone (251) 460-6041, Fax (251) 341-3994