Medical Student Summer Research

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In conjunction with Tufts University School of Medicine, the Sackler School faculty welcome medical students interested in pursuing research in their laboratories. A wide range of experiences that span from the most basic to translational opportunities to health outcomes research are available.  Students can use the faculty search feature on this site to find research opportunities that match their interests.

Although medical students are welcome to participate in research at any time during their medical school education, students typically access these opportunities through the Research Selective Program or through the Summer Research Program between the first and second year of medical school.  These programs are designed to help students appreciate the link between research and medical practice and help students consider career options.  Medical students interested in the MD/PhD second portal admissions track should participate in research selectives and in summer research.

Students interested in research selectives may make arrangements by contacting individual faculty members or may contact Dean Rosenberg in the Sackler School Dean's Office (Send an e-mail) for advice in identifying an appropriate research mentor.

The Summer Research Program offers competitive fellowships that provide stipends for successful applicants.  This program is coordinated by Dr Peter Brodeur (Send an e-mail) who is available to assist students with mentor selection.  Dr Brodeur works with a committee of faculty who also provide guidance in preparing the fellowship application.  More details about these fellowships can be found here.


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