Medical Student Research Program

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The Medical Student Research Program provides UCI medical students the opportunity to develop insight and understanding of translational biomedical research through completion of mentored scholarly research. To accomplish this goal the ICTS has developed a four-year program focusing on one-on-one mentored research that supports students aiming to develop a research project resulting in an abstract, poster, or publication. The MSRP provides students the opportunity to participate in formalized mentored research while providing resources to support these efforts such as IRB submission and grant writing assistance, funding opportunities, statistical support, and more.

What are the benefits of participating?

  • Access to resources while conducting research (statistics, IRB, IACUC, research design, identifying funding opportunities)
  • Certain resources only available to medical students in this program, such as limited funds for conference travel
  • Dedicated point of contact on campus to help overcome obstacles and barriers
  • Transcript notation and optional elective credit
  • Letters of Support for Residency applications

Medical Students are encouraged to apply for external funding to support their research. Please find a list of possible opportunities here.

UCI faculty interested in mentoring medical students can sign up here.

For more information about these programs please contact Brooke Piercy at piercyb@hs.uci.edu.