Addiction Research Summer Intern
Funded by NIH “Translational Training in Addiction” T32 Award, this program introduces medical students to translational drug abuse research through an in-depth, “hands on” training experience in a specific area of basic or clinical research, lectures, seminars, and completion of a project under the direction of a mentor.
Slots: 4. Contact Dr. Bill Fantegrossi or learn more on the NIDA Addiction T32 website.
Provide first and second-year medical students an innovative hands-on cancer research experience in a laboratory, clinical or community setting.
Program dates: May 31 – August 5, 2022 (8 of 10 weeks, full-time, 40 hours/week)
Subsistence compensation: $6,000
Application due date: February 1, 2022
Slots: 12, Contact: Diane McKinstry
Visit Partnership in Cancer Research page.
Students can participate in ongoing projects, including commercial clinical trials, physician-initiated research, and the Lincoln Project, a geospatial approach to CVD prevention/intervention in the Arkansas Delta Region. Students will get hands-on experience in data collection, analysis, abstract/manuscript preparation and grant writing. Students will be required to present their research findings to the Cardiology Research Committee at the end of the term.
Slots: 10 – 12, some stipends available
Contact: Irion Pursell, Jr., RN, BSN, Director of Cardiology Research
Visit the Cardiology Research page or fill out request for research.
Community / Rural Research
UAMS TRI, through its Rural Research Network, is looking for students interested in learning about and participating in community-based research focused on medically underserved, rural, and minority populations. The Translational Research Innovations and Partners (TRIP) program was developed to provide medical students with cross-cutting research experiences using innovations that facilitate research with rural partnerships. The program is offered at UAMS Little Rock campus and UAMS-Northwest campus at Fayetteville, and include field research across communities in Arkansas.
Program dates: May 31 – August 5, 2022
Living expenses for field work: Up to $1,000
Application due date: February 1, 2022
Contact: Paul Duguid
For more information, visit https://tri.uams.edu/trip-program/.
Slots: to be determined. Contact Dr. Michael Wilson.
Summer Clerkship in ENT (ASCENT)
A four-week program for students who have completed their first year of medical school at the UAMS College of Medicine. This program will be modeled after the M4 ENT elective with clinical rotations and shadowing at UAMS and Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH). In addition to clinical ENT experience, students will be paired with an Otolaryngology faculty mentor with whom they will start a research project and learn more about the academic aspect of ENT. Students will be required to give a short presentation on the otolaryngology topic of their choice at the end of the four-week program. We are taking three students each year.
Contact Dr. Deanne King.
Slots: 3-4? Contact Dr. David Bumpass.
Several faculty members in the Department of Radiology are looking for medical student research assistants for various projects. Please explore the available topics (scroll down to see a table with ongoing projects). If you are an active, committed and hard-working student interested in getting involved with research in this interesting specialty, please send an email to Dr. Hanna Jensen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In your email, please describe your interests, indicate which available project seemed most intriguing to you, and elaborate on any previous research experience you may have had. You will then be connected with a relevant faculty mentor. If you commit to spearheading a project, we expect you to attend weekly research meetings, keep moving your project forward consistently, and stick with it until it has been submitted as a publication – this process can last anywhere from six months to two years depending on various things including how much time you are able to put into your project. We will support you every step of the way.
Summer in Surgery
This is a four-week program sponsored by the UAMS Department of Surgery for students to learn more about a career in surgery. Some mentors in Summer in Surgery also conduct research. Contact Dr. Katie Kimbrough or learn more on the Department of Surgery website.