Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship
MMCRI offers medical students enrolled in US medical schools a unique opportunity to conduct research during the months between the first and second year of medical school. Preference is given to Tufts Maine Track Medical Students. Students must identify their own MMC research mentor. Bench scientist information is available at the Center for Molecular Medicine and clinical provider information is found at MaineHealth’s Provider Directory. Applicants must be prepared to submit a project proposal, signed by the potential mentor, as part of the application process which includes a MMCRI-specific application and a general MMC Employment Application.
MMCRI provides funding for three rising second year Tufts Maine Track Medical Students: one dedicated to a research project at the Hannaford Center for Safety, Innovation and Simulation, and two additional positions working on research projects in biomedical research, clinical and translational research, or outcomes research. Rising second year medical students enrolled in domestic medical school programs other than the Tufts Maine Track program are eligible to apply and be selected to participate in research projects but if selected must be able to secure their own funding through their school or another funding agency or mechanism.
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.
Medical students employed by MMC for this program are paid at an hourly rate and work 40 hours per week for the nine week program starting at the end of May and ending at the end of July.
Examples of Medical Student Projects
- 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)
The 2019 Application Process is now closed. Check back here in early December 2019 for the 2020 application.