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External Research Opportunities

Medical Student Research and Scholarly Activity Registration Through Salesforce

Heritage College Policy 7.11 requires that all medical students conduct research and scholarly activities under the direction of a mentor and follow all Ohio University and Heritage College policies and procedures, including registering their research and scholarly activities with the Office of Research and Grants through Salesforce. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that all requirements are met prior to engaging in research or scholarly activity.

Please note that research and scholarly activities and dissemination activities not registered in Salesforce will not be considered for inclusion on the Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE).  Details about activities that will be considered for inclusion on the MSPE can be found here.

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This list of opportunities is updated periodically. The list may not represent all potential opportunities available to medical students. Note that many of the opportunities/programs below are geared toward the summer in between Years 1 and 2 and most applications are due mid-late fall through early spring semester. Deadline dates that indicate "Check Program Website" indicate that the application deadlines have not yet been announced or have been announced after the most recent website update. We strongly encourage you to visit program websites for more information and to verify application deadlines.

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Last updated: 3/29/2024

Program NameTopic AreaStateDeadline
AACOM Osteopathic Health Policy (OHPI) ProgramHealth PolicyWashington, DCFebruary 16, 2024
Aerospace Medicine Student and Resident Organization (AMSRO) UTMB Principles of Aviation and Space Medicine Short CourseCivil, Military, International and Space-Related Aerospace MedicineTexasEmail for details.
Allegheny Health Network Educational and Research OpportunitiesNeurosurgeryPennsylvaniaEmail Deborah Musico ( for more information.
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Jeanne Spurlock, MD, Research Fellowship in Substance Abuse and Addiction for Minority Medical StudentsSubstance Abuse in Relation to Child and Adolescent PsychiatryTBDMarch 4, 2024
American Association of Thoracic Surgery (AATS) Summer Intern Scholarship in Cardiothoracic SurgeryCardiothoracic SurgeryTBDDecember 2, 2023
American Brain Tumor Association Jack & Fay Netchin Medical Student Summer FellowshipBrain TumorTBDJanuary 18, 2024
American Society of Hematology (ASH) Minority Medical Student Award ProgramHematologyTBD

Mentor Request Deadline: October 30, 2023

Application Deadline: January 16, 2024

Arnold P. Gold Foundation Summer Student FellowshipCommunity Health, Cultural Competency Issues and Vulnerable Population Health OutcomesOhioMarch 18, 2024
Association of Academic Physiatrists Rehabilitation Research Experience for Medical Students (RREMS)Pain Management and RehabilitationTBDJanuary 30, 2024
ASTRO Minority Summer FellowshipRadiation OncologyTBDFebruary 15, 2024
Atrium Health Ross Student Research InternshipClinical Surgery and TraumaTBDFebruary 28, 2024
CDC Epidemiology Elective Program (EEP)Epidemiology, Public Health, and Global HealthTBDApril 1, 2024
CDC Fellowships, Internships and Learning Opportunities for Medical StudentsPublic HealthGeorgiaVaries by Program
Chalmers P. Wylie Veterans Outpatient Clinic VA Clinic Quality and Research (CQR) ExperienceQuality ImprovementOhioMarch 1, 2024
Children's Hospital Los Angeles Summer Oncology Research FellowshipOncologyCalifornia

Early Application Deadline: December 18, 2023

Regular Application Deadline: January 8, 2024

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Summer Medical Student Respiratory Research FellowshipPediatric Sleep and Pulmonary BiologyOhio

Letter of Intent:  Due by 8:00 AM on February 14, 2024

If invited to submit, Project Proposals due by 8:00 AM on March 25, 2024

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Summer Musculoskeletal Outcomes Research FellowshipClinical Musculoskeletal ResearchOhioMarch 1, 2024

Cleveland Clinic Akron General Research Fellowship

Program Flyer

List of Summer 2024 Research Experiences

Basic Science, Biomedical, or Clinical ResearchOhioMarch 1, 2024
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus Research OpportuntiesBasic Science, Biomedical, or Clinical ResearchOhio

N/A - Contact PI for Information

Please Review CC-HCOM Process Document for Additional Information

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation Summer Research FellowshipInflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) or Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative ColitisNew York

Spring/Summer:  April 1, 2024

Fall/Winter:  November 1, 2024

Endocrine Society Research Experiences for Graduate and Medical Students (REGMS) ProgramEndocrinologyTBD

Nominations Application Open:  October 16, 2023

Application Deadline:  January 19, 2024

Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research MSARF Summer ProgramAnesthesiologyWashington, DCJanuary 31, 2024
Harvard Catalyst Visiting Research Internship ProgramResearch Methodology, Health Disparities, EthicsMassachusettsDecember 15, 2023
Harvard-Longwood Short-Term Research Training in Vascular Surgery (NIH-T35)Molecular and Cell Biology, Biomechanics, Coagulation and Thrombosis, AngiogenesisMassachusettsMarch 10, 2024 (Program/Deadline Dates Not Updated on Website)
HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) Research and Mentorship Program (RAMP) Scholar Program for African American/Black and Latinx Medical StudentsHIV ResearchWashingtonJanuary 2, 2024
Johns Hopkins Silberstein Pediatric Orthopaedics Research FellowshipPediatric OrthopedicsMarylandMarch 3, 2024
Kennedy Krieger Institute James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement (RISE) Fellowship ProgramInfectious Diseases and Health DisparitiesMaryland

Ferguson RISE 6-Month Fellowship:  November 28, 2023

Ferguson RISE Summer Fellowship or 12-Month Fellowship:  January 31, 2024

Kettering Health/Grandview Medical Center Orthopedics Summer FellowshipOrthopedicsOhioMarch 1, 2024
Lupus Foundation of America Gina M. Finzi Student Summer Fellowship ProgramLupusWashington, DCFebruary 24, 2024
Massachusetts General Hospital Summer Research Trainee Program (SRTP)Academic Medicine and Biomedical ResearchMassachusettsFebruary 4, 2024
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science Summer Research FellowshipCardiovascular, Lung and Blood Diseases and Sleep DisordersMinnesotaFebruary 1, 2024
Medical University of South Carolina DART Summer Research Fellowship ProgramDrug AbuseSouth CarolinaFebruary 1, 2024
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Summer Fellowship ProgramOncology and/or Biomedical SciencesNew YorkFebruary 2, 2024
Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research Summer Immersion ProgramClinical, Translational and Health Disparities ResearchMichiganFebruary 1, 2024
National Cancer Institute Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) Summer Research InternshipEpidemiologic or Genetic Investigation (Clinical Genetics, Integrative Tumor Epidemiology, Infections and Immunoepidemiology, Metabolic Epidemiology, Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology, Radiation Epidemiology, Translational Genomics)MarylandFebruary 16, 2024 at Noon

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Medical Research Scholars Program

Program Flyer

MRSP Overview

Varies but may include topics such as:

Anesthesiology, Cardiology, Dermatology, Genetics (REI), Infectious Disease, Interventional Radiology, Neuro-psychiatry, Neurosurgery, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Pediatric Neurology, Pediatric Oncology, Population Health/Disparities, Urology

MarylandJanuary 5, 2024
National Institutes of Health Summer Internship Program in Biomedical ResearchBiomedical ResearchMarylandMarch 1, 2024
National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Medical Student Research Program in DiabetesDiabetes, Hormone Action, Physiology, Islet Cell Biology, or ObesityTBDJanuary 1, 2024
National Institute on Aging (NIA) Summer Internship ProgramAgingMarylandFebruary 16, 2024
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center Summer Internship ProgramBioethics, Research Informatics, Rehabilitation Medicine, Transfusion Medicine, Critical Care, Laboratory Medicine, Radiology and Imaging SciencesMarylandFebruary 16, 2024
The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's HospitalVariesOhioReview Principal Investigator Profiles (Dates TBD by PI)
Nationwide Children's Hospital Center for Injury Research and PolicyInjury (Options Provided)OhioJanuary 29, 2024
Nationwide Children's Hospital Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Management Summer Research InternshipAnesthesiology and Pain ManagementOhioNovember 30, 2023
Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University Student Urinary Tract Program in Education and
Research (SUPER) Summer Training Program
Nephrology and UrologyOhioJanuary 1, 2024
Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation (NREF) Medical Student Summer Research FellowshipsNeurosurgeryIllinoisNovember 1, 2023
Nth Dimensions Summer Internship (NDSI)Dermatology, Orthopedic Surgery, Pathology, RadiologyIllinoisNovember 15, 2023
NYU/Bellevue Emergency Medicine Summer Medical Student Fellowship for Diversity, Equity & InclusionEmergency MedicineNew York

March 1, 2024 

(NOTE:  Deadline Extended)

OhioHealth Summer Research Externship Program (SREP)

2024 Fact Sheet

Clinical Research and Quality ImprovementOhioJanuary 8, 2024
Ohio State Medical Association Summer Scholars Stipend$2,500 stipends to medical students across Ohio, helping to fill the financial gap of an unpaid internship. Summer Scholars is a “scholarship” program, not an internship program. OhioFebruary 22, 2024
Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Campagna ScholarshipNeurological SurgeryOregonJanuary 19, 2024
The Orthopedic Foundation Summer Research Intern ProgramOrthopedics, Neurology, Podiatry, Wound CareOhioJanuary 15, 2024
Parkinson's Foundation Summer Student Fellowships ProgramParkinson's DiseaseFloridaFebruary 2, 2024
SIR Foundation Summer Medical Internship Program (SMIP)Interventional Radiology Research and Medical Device DevelopmentTBDJanuary 15, 2024
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) ProgramOncology (Laboratory or Clinical Research)TennesseeFebruary 1, 2024
The New York Academy of Medicine David E. Rogers Student Fellowship AwardClinical Investigation, Public Health/Epidemiology, Health Policy Analysis, Etc.New YorkCheck Program Website
The New York Academy of Medicine Margaret E. Mahoney Fellowships in Health PolicyHealth PolicyNew YorkCheck Program Website
University of Rochester Strong Children's Research Center Summer ProgramPediatric OncologyNew YorkFebruary 9, 2024
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center First-Year Medical Student ProgramOncology (Biomedical, Translational or Clinical Research)TexasCheck Program Website
Vanderbilt Medical Student Research Training ProgramDiabetes and Obesity, Kidney Disease and Digestive DiseaseTennesseeJanuary 1, 2024

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis Summer Research Program – EMERGE for Medical Students 2024   

Emergency Medicine and Emergency Care Research Guided Experience (EMERGE) 

Emergency Medicine and Emergency CareMissouriApril 30, 2024
Western Reserve Hospital Research Fellowship ProgramHealth Care ResearchOhioMarch 1, 2024
Western Reserve Hospital Summer Quality Improvement Fellowship ProgramQuality ImprovementOhioMarch 1, 2024