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Dr. Herman Taylor has given a number of medical students tremendous expousure to clinical research as Director and Principle Investigator of the Jackson Heart Study. If cardiovascular disease and particularly it's impact in the African-American population stirs your interest consider contacting Dr. Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org). Additional information regarding the Jackson Heart Study can be found at this link.
The Department of Pediatrics sponsors medical students in the summer between their M1 and M2 years to participate in research and gain exposure to clinical aspects of the practice of Pediatric medicine. The program is competitive, so interested students should apply early. The number of student participants is determined by the available funding, number of mentors, and student-ready projects. Traditionally, this program has combined research endeavors and introduction to clinical care. However, a major goal is to introduce medical students to the world of Pediatrics as a future specialty. There is wide flexibility built into the program to make it a worthwhile experience for any medical student wishing to learn about Pediatrics. At the end of the summer, each student will present their research to their peers and mentors. Many of the students have had their research published. The program is under the direction of Catherine Gordon, M.D. and Michael Nowicki, M.D. Please contact Donna Windsor (Dwindsor@umc.edu) for an application.
The Surgery Scholars Program allows students to initiate concentrated studies in specific areas of surgery. Both Clinical and research experience can be acquired. A student, in consultation with a faculty advisor, will develop a course of study that will be reviewed for approval by the Surgery Scholars Program directors. Programs in the Divisions of General Surgery (including Trauma/Critical Care), Plastic Surgery, Urology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Pediatric Surgery are available. During the summer between the M1 and M2 years, a participant will take a 10-week clinical or laboratory clerkship funded by the Department of Surgery or the MSRP Summer Student Research Fellowship. This clerkship will not carry medical school credit. The program is under the direction of Curt Tribble, M.D. and Peter Arnold, M.D. Please contact Jan Simpson for additional information. An application for this competitive program can be found at http://surgery.umc.edu/facultystaff/medstudents/index.html.
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