Maine Medical Center Research Institute supports research training for medical students and clinical trainees. Opportunities for medical staff and trainees to participate in mentored research projects include our Medical Student Summer Research Program and research rotations. These projects are competitively assessed for institutional funding through our Mentored Research Grant Program.
Clinical trainees within the residency and fellowship programs at Maine Medical Center are encouraged to consider the Center for Molecular Medicine for translational research projects. These projects can be supported by institutional funds or by external fellowships.
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MMC-TUSM Maine Track Summer Research Fellowship
NOTE: These research positions are only available to rising second year Tufts Maine Track Medical Students.
The MMCRI Maine Track Summer Research Fellowship offers MMC-TUSM Maine Track rising second year students a unique opportunity to conduct research during the months between the first and second year of medical school.
Each year three fellowships are awarded:
- Fellowship (1) at the Hannaford Center for Safety, Innovation and Simulation
- Fellowships (2) determined by the student and research mentor.
During the program students will have the opportunity to attend lectures and workshops featuring topics including bioethics, animal use in biomedical science and scientific presentation skills, as well as the opportunity to attend presentations by guest scientists and MMCRI faculty.
The position carries a stipend of $4500 for a ten week period. Shorter fellowships (minimum 8 weeks) may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Examples of Maine Track Medical Student Presentations
- Identifying Unmet Palliative Care Needs: Use and Utility of the ‘Surprise Question’ in Emergency and Inpatient Settings (Clinical Research: Emergency Medicine)
- High Quality CPR- Assessment and Educational Intervention for Hospital Code Teams through a Simulation-based, Multicenter Study (Clinical Research: Simulation Center)
- Re-evaluating the Threshold for Treatment in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (Clinical Research: Pediatrics)
- Pediatric caregiver experience of the hospital to home transition: satisfiers and dissatisfiers with an emphasis on discharge medication processes (Clinical Research: Pediatrics)
- 10 year cross-sectional study of mechanically assisted crevice corrosion in 1352 consecutive patients with metal-on polyethylene total hip arthroplasty (Clinical Research: Orthopedics)
Students who have a specific research project they would like to conduct should indicate this in their statement. Students who do not have a specific project in mind should indicate their general areas of research interest (basic science, clinical research, outcomes research, etc.) and MMCRI will seek appropriate research mentors.
- Basic science researchers: www.mmcri.org/cmm
- Outcomes researchers: www.mmcri.org/core
- Clinical researchers: www.mmc.org. Click on “Specialty” select “Research.
Mentored Research Grant Program
Funding through this program is available only to physician and nurse clinical trainees at the undergraduate (e.g. medical students, nursing students) and graduate (e.g. residents, fellows) levels.
- Applicants are expected to have established a mentoring relationship with a more senior faculty or staff member who can guide them through their project.
- Grants are awarded for a 1-year period of time.
Contact: Research Navigation