If you are looking for a summer program that will encourage increased awareness of research methods and results as a fundamental skill in the practice of medicine, with special emphasis on how to translate research into practice through didactic instruction and firsthand experience of procedures and technologies used in translational research,
I invite you to take a look at MUSC’s Short Term Research Training for Health Professional Students.
The Short Term Research Training for Health Professional Students Program is a National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) sponsored program, for medical students and students in other health professions in areas that fall within the broad spectrum of the NIDDK mission areas, including diabetes, metabolic diseases, endocrine disorders, as well as the biology and pathophysiology of kidney, digestive, urologic and hematologic diseases. The Principal Investigator for this program is Dr. Leonard Egede, professor of Medicine and director of MUSC's Center for Health Disparities Research.
The Short Term Research Training for Health Professional Students provides a 10-12 week research project under the supervision of an established investigator, accompanied by a set of structured enrichment activities and exposes students and other health professionals to a diverse array of expertise, strategies, technologies and questions that underlie many of the most serious diseases affecting public health.
Interested applicants must be currently enrolled as a medical student or a student in other health professions with focused interest in areas that fall within the broad spectrum of the NIDDK mission areas.
A list of mentors and their research interests can be reviewed at:
A summary of their research interests is found at:
If you feel this program is something you would like to participate in for summer 2012, I encourage you to contact:
Dr. Joni Strom at email@example.com or Stephanie Brown-Guion, MSM at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.