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Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship

Medical student participating in a Summer Research Fellowship at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Drexel University College of Medicine offers Summer Research Fellowships for first-year medical students. This opportunity is only available to first-year medical students who are enrolled at Drexel University College of Medicine. The purpose of this program is to identify opportunities for first-year medical students to engage in full-time research under the direction of a Drexel University faculty member. Previous research experience is helpful but not required.

Selected students should expect to spend six weeks working full time (minimum of 40 hours per week) on projects with their faculty sponsors. Fellows will be paid stipends of $1,750 and cannot receive any other University-funded income during this period.

Students will work on their projects during the summer. Fellowship recipients are required to submit a summary report of their research experience at the conclusion of the research project. Students are required to present their work at the College of Medicine's annual day of research, Discovery Day, held in October.

2016 Project List

Download 2016 Project List [PDF]

How to Apply

There are two ways to apply for the Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship:

  Apply using a project from the 2016 project list:

  • Email faculty members on the list to set up an appointment.
  • Meet with faculty member to develop project proposal.
  • Complete MSSRF application [PDF]. Remind faculty member that only one medical student should apply for a position in their lab.

  Develop your own project:

  • You must work with a faculty member who has a faculty appointment at Drexel University College of Medicine
  • If you are interested in developing your own project, be sure to check our list of past faculty mentors [PDF] for suggestions of faculty to contact. We also encourage you to do an independent search of Drexel faculty, read descriptions of faculty research on the website and contact faculty directly.
  • Meet with faculty member to develop project proposal.
  • Complete MSSRF application [PDF]. Remind faculty member that only one medical student should apply for a position in their lab.

  Application Deadline: Friday, January 29, 2016

Download the 2016 Application [PDF]

Learn more about other research opportunities for Drexel University College of Medicine students

For more details, please contact:
Caitlin Kaltenbach
Program Coordinator, Office of Student Affairs, Career Development Center
2900 W. Queen Lane, Suite 114J
Philadelphia, PA 19129
  caitlin.kaltenbach@drexelmed.edu
  215.991.8250
  215.843.1766 (Fax)

 
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