Extramural Clinical and Research Externships

Summer externships and research opportunities are available through various hospitals in the Metropolitan Detroit area and through Wayne State University and other area institutions. Summer research opportunities are also available at institutions across the country and abroad. These are excellent ways to gain valuable clinical and research experience. Information about these opportunities is posted on the “Research Opportunities” board outside the Office of Student Affairs and applications are available in the Office of Student Affairs. For more information, please make an appointment with your class counselor or view additional information about these opportunities below.

For Letters of Good Standing for Research Externships, please see the Office of Student Affairs.

Externship
TL1 Predoctoral Program
The Zucker Hillside Hospital Medical Student Research Fellowship
American Society of Nephrology Student Scholar Grant
Baystate Medical Center Summer Student Scholar Program
FAER Anesthesia Research Fellowship
Harvard Visiting Research Internship Program
NIH – Clinical Research Summer Internships
NIH – Summer Internships
Arnold P. Gold Foundation Summer Fellowship
Vanderbilt Student Research Training Program in Diabetes and Endocrinology
Summer Research Program for Medical Students – MD Anderson Cancer Center
Vanderbilt Center in Molecular Toxicology
Roswell Park Summer Oncology Research Program
Harvard Global Health Effectiveness Program
WSUSOM Medical Student Summer Research Program (Dr. Rossi Dr. Goebel)
Externship Descriptions

TL1 Predoctoral Program

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

This clinical and translational research training opportunity is sponsored by the NIH and promotes clinical research careers for predoctoral students in medical and allied health professions. The TL1 Program provides support for two programs — Summer (8 week) and Year-Long

For the TL1 Predoctoral Program, applicants identify potential mentors from a list of more than 200 outstanding clinical researchers. The mentor provides the necessary guidance and support for completion of the candidate’s application. Selected students become active members of the mentor’s laboratory and participate in courses and special seminars. Students receive a stipend, tuition for required courses, travel allowance, and year-long trainees receive paid health insurance benefits.

If you would like more information about these programs, please contact the Clinical Research Training Center via their website at http://crtc.wustl.edu.

The Zucker Hillside Hospital Medical Student Research Fellowship

The Zuker Hillside Hospital is a psychiatric facility located adjacent to the Long Island Jewish Medical Center on the border of Nassau County and Queens. The goal of this fellowship is to provide the opportunity for medical students to engage in psychiatric research under the supervision of senior clinical and basic science investigators. During the fellowship, students will be paired with PIs according to their interests in the field such as ADHD, aggressive spectrum disorders, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia, etc. Students will receive a stipend of $1,250 per month for the length of the fellowship (ideal length is two months).

Eligible Applicants: First and second year students
All materials and questions should be directed to Jerry Chang, MD, Director of Medical Student Education atJChang4@nshs.eduor 714-470-8384

American Society of Nephrology Student Scholar Grant

The purpose of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Student Scholar Grant is to enable medical students with an interest in either basic or clinical research to spend 10 to 52 weeks engaged in continuous full-time research in a nephrology lab. The student must work with a mentor that is a current ASN member. Students enrolled in MSTP programs (pursuing MD-PhDs) are not eligible for the program.

Eligible Applicants: All students
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Baystate Medical Center Summer Student Scholar Program

The Baystate Medical Center, the western campus of Tufts University School of Medicine, and UMass Amherst is offering a mentored research program for medical students. This 10-week program allows you to participate in a research project from start to finish and present project outcomes to the scientific community. In addition to the research experience, you participate in lectures on the basics of research and seminars. This program runs from the end of May to the first of August with a stipend of $3,500.

Eligible Applicants: Students between their first and second year.
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FAER Anesthesia Research Fellowship

FAER created the Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowship to encourage talented medical students to consider careers in anesthesiology research and perioperative medicine. The MSARF program offers medical students an 8-week anesthesia-related research experience and the opportunity to present research findings at the American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting.

For an in-depth overview of the MSARF program, we invite you to read Matthew Gertsch’s journal from his 2009 MSARF experience athttp://www.faer.org/programs/students/journal.html.

MSARF Questions: Please contact the FAER office at (507) 266-6866 with questions.

The FAER MSARF program is sponsored in part by grants from the Ronald L. Katz Family Foundation, the Valley Anesthesiology Foundation and Eisai, Inc.

Eligible Applicants: Students between their first and third years (students who are currently in their last year of medical school are ineligible).
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Harvard Visiting Research Internship Program
(Under-represented minorities)

The Visiting Research Internship Program (VRIP) is an eight-week mentored, summer research program designed to enrich medical students’ interest in research and health-related careers, particularly clinical/translational research careers.In addition to a mentored clinical/translational research experience, VRIP students will participate in weekly seminars with Harvard faculty focusing on topics such as research methodology, health disparities, ethics, and career paths. Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in offerings of other Harvard Medical School programs such as career development seminars and networking dinners.

Eligible Applicants: First and second year medical students, particularly underrepresented minority and/or disadvantaged individuals, in good standing from accredited U.S. medical schools. US Citizens or U.S. Noncitizen Nationals or Permanent Residents of U.S. are eligible to apply.

NIH – Clinical Research Summer Internships

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) offers paid internships for summer clinical research. At the Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, students work with mentors who are researchers and allied health professionals; participate in the NIH Research Poster Festival with results generated by their work in this program; and attend weekly lectures presented by NIH investigators.

Eligible Applicants: All students
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NIH – Summer Internships

Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. The NIH consists of the 240-bed Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center and more than 1200 laboratories/research projectslocated on the main campus in Bethesda, MD and the surrounding area as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Phoenix, AZ; Hamilton, MT; Framingham, MA; and Detroit, MI. NOTE: the number of positions in Phoenix, Hamilton, Framingham, and Detroit is limited.

Internshipscover a minimum of eight weeks, with students generally arriving at the NIH in May or June. The NIH Institutes and the Office of Intramural Training & Education sponsor a wide range of summer activities including lectures featuring distinguished NIH investigators, career/professional development workshops, and Summer Poster Day.

Eligible Applicants:All students
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Arnold P. Gold Foundation Summer Fellowship

The Student Summer Research Fellowship grants are modeled on NIH short-term training grants, but are awarded for research in community health and cultural competency issues, rather than laboratory work. The Foundation’s goal is to provide an opportunity for students to work directly with patients and to become more compassionate, relationship-centered physicians.The student is expected to carry-out the research under the full-time oversight of a mentor. The research should have the potential to be on-going. A final report is due at the conclusion of the ten weeks. The first half of the grant funds are sent upon Foundation acceptance of the student’s proposal and receipt of a signed grant agreement from the school. The balance is sent upon receipt of the student’s final report.

Eligible Applicants:All medical students
Lisa Podhayny, Program Associate
The Arnold P. Gold Foundation
619 Palisade Ave Englewood, Cliffs, NJ 07632
Ph: 201-567-7999
Email:lisa@gold-foundation.org
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Vanderbilt Student Research Training
Program in Diabetes and Endocrinology

The Vanderbilt Diabetes Center is offering a research opportunity for students to conduct research under the direction of a Vanderbilt scientist during the summer. Students may conduct research from a broad range of diabetes- and obesity-related areas of study. In addition to an individual research project, each student attends a series of seminars addressing various clinical and research aspects of diabetes mellitus and its complications. Each student will receive a stipend.

Eligible Applicants:Any first year or second year student.
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Summer Research Program for Medical Students –
MD Anderson Cancer Center

The purpose of the Summer Research Program for Medical Students is to provide participants with firsthand biomedical research experience in the basic or clinical sciences. Student projects are submitted by MD Anderson faculty mentors and will reflect the ongoing research efforts of the institution’s clinics and laboratories. Individuals selected for the program will actively participate in both the technical aspects of their projects and the interpretation of experimental data. At the end of their summer experience, students will submit their research data in journal article format. Program trainees will be afforded the opportunity to acquire research skills and, through participation in institutional seminars and lectures, receive information that will be valuable in assessing their career goals related to research and patient care in oncology.

Eligible Applicants: must have completed first-year of medical school and demonstrate interest and predilection for scientific investigation.
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Vanderbilt Center in Molecular Toxicology

Summer 10 week research for students interested in conducting research in environmental health. Vanderbilt’s Molecular Toxicology program has developed into one of the best in the nation. Students will choose a mentor and become involved in environmental health research, meetings, seminar series and poster sessions. Stipends are available.

Eligible Applicants: Any medical student

For additional information and application instructions, contact the Center for Molecular Toxicology at toxcenter@vanderbilt.edu
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Roswell Park Summer Oncology Research Program

The Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY is offering a summer clinical and/or basic science research opportunity with special emphasis on cancer prevention through lectures and practical experiences. The program will run from June 4 through July 24, 2012 with a stipend of $350/week. Funds may be available for room expenses.

Eligible Applicants:all medical students
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Harvard Global Health Effectiveness Program

This program will train public health leaders, students and physicians through a curriculum of epidemiology, management science and global health delivery case teaching, enabling them to effectively design and manage programs that improve health outcomes for the populations they serve. The program in Boston, MA will consist of two credit-granting courses and one seminar taught by senior Harvard faculty.

Eligible Applicants: Should demonstrate commitment to global health and experience in global health organizations, with a background in healthcare or a related field. Tuition and fees for the courses will total approximately $4,400.
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WSUSOM Medical Student Summer Research Program
(Dr. Rossi Dr. Goebel)

Eligible Applicants:Wayne State medical students in good academic standing.
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