Student research is a vital component of the educational mission of the College of Medicine. Our goal is to provide opportunities for students to explore mentored research during the medical training and to encourage students to consider research as an integral part of their future careers.
Medical students will participate in 8 (to 10) weeks of research between their first and second year, mentored by faculty members in the College of Medicine or other Colleges.
Research projects may include basic science, clinical, translational, public health, medical ethics, and other topics. Students may choose from a list of faculty or may independently find a mentor and project. One full-day training on the first day of the summer break (June 1, 2020) is required to begin the summer research.
Form 1 (interest): Please fill out this form if you are interested in summer research.
Form 2 (agreement): Will be sent out by email once you confirm a mentor and a project. Need one paragraph describing the project. Due March 31 (if receiving our stipend) or May 1 (otherwise).
Below is a listing of some internal opportunities. Click the + icon to learn more about each program.
Student Research Day
In March of every year, the College of Medicine hosts a college-wide research day. All summer research participants are expected to present their research during second or third year. https://research.uams.edu/students/research-day/
This year, SRD will be on March 10, 2020. You will do a poster or 3 MT.
Posters: Abstracts are due Feb 10, 2020 at this link. Poster for printing at Creative Services is due Feb 12, 2020 but wait for more information. Size: 24 wide x 36 tall (inches).
Requirements for Honors in Research
For details, please download Honors Class of 2023 draft.
With generous support from the Translational Research Institute and College of Medicine, we are able to provide $3,000 stipend for many students for the summer research.
Research Travel Awards
To be determined. To encourage presentation of student research in national and international meetings, travel awards are planned for select students.
The University of North Carolina has a great list of other external opportunities: UNC website
Robert McGehee, Ph.D., Dean of the UAMS Graduate School
Sung Rhee, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology