Medical Student Research Program

Section 1

The Medical Student Research Program provides UCI medical students the opportunity to develop insight and understanding of translational biomedical research through completion of a mentored scholarly project.  To accomplish this goal the ICTS has developed three research tracks; Mentored Scholarly Projects (MSP), Immersion Experience, and Global Health Research Education and Training (GHREAT). 

Please select the appropriate program to find a list of available mentors.


   msp                       immersion                          GHREAT

Mentored Scholarly Project               Immersion Experience                       Global Health Research

In order to be eligible for Distinction in Research at graduation, all tracks of the program are required to:

-Complete the Research Elective 

-Sign an Memorandum of Understanding with the ICTS 

-Complete a Scholarly Project (i.e. poster presentation or publication)

Medical Students are encouraged to apply for external funding to support their research.  Please find a list of possible opportunities here.  Be sure to reach out to the ICTS (dvigil1@uci.edu)  for support in submitting any grants.

For more information about these programs please contact Luis Cendejas. lcendeja@uci.edu