If you ask UAMS College of Medicine student Savannah Fletcher what she did on her summer vacation, she will tell you she spent it in Los Angeles as a Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation intern, being introduced to research and medical device development. These highly competitive internships are designed for highly motivated rising-sophomore medical students to acquire a basic understanding of research methods as they relate to Vascular and Interventional Radiology. One of only five students selected in 2015, Savannah spent her 8-week internship in at the UCLA Medical Center’s Department of Radiology with Edward W. Lee, MD PhD, MSc, an award-winning young investigator, as her research mentor. Savannah presented her work during the Medical Student Brunch as well as a scientific session at the 2016 SIR Annual Scientific Meeting.
The Dr. and Mrs. W.C. Culp Student Research Grant
The Dr. and Mrs. W.C. Culp Student Research Grant is designed to foster an interest in research by funding a summer research project conducted by a student in an area identified by SIR Foundation as important to the advancement of interventional radiology and patient care.
Grant funding up to $4,000.
This funding mechanism is intended to provide salary support for students conducting summer research projects that test a new idea or help support a new area or direction of research in interventional radiology.
Grants are available to undergraduates and medical students currently enrolled in a M.D., D.O., or equivalent degree program in medical institutions within the United States and Canada. Applicants must be citizens of the United States or Canada or have permanent resident status therein. Permanent residents must submit documentation of their status.
In addition, the applicant must designate a project advisor who will mentor the student for the duration of the research project
Applicants are to submit their completed application via the online form.
Applications are due by close of business day on February 1. The deadline remains whether or not the date falls on a weekend and/or holiday. Applications that are not completed or do not comply with the guidelines will be withdrawn.