Although research is not a requirement, many students choose to engage in research during their medical education. Whether they have a strong background in research or have never conducted a study, students have the opportunity to conduct research in the basic sciences, clinical topics, or public health.
Help finding a mentor
If you are interested in joining a research project but aren’t sure where to begin, we can help. The Research Collaboration Hub lists some of the current projects, and Dr. Donohue can meet with you to discuss your interests and help you find the right mentor. To schedule a meeting, please email Becky Hubbard ([email protected]).
James Scholar Program
The James Scholar Program is an honors program designed for outstanding students who wish study one topic in depth during their undergraduate medical education.
The Craig Fellowship is a competitive summer program between the M1 and M2 years during which students can conduct research and receive a stipend.
The Illinois Neurological Institute, affiliated with OSF, offers students who are interested in research in Neurology/Neurosurgery financial support through their competitive Fellowship and Scholarship.
Other Summer Opportunities outside the COM
Other programs for students with research component include the Rural Student Physician Program and Innovations in Rural and Global Health.