The primary objective of the Dermatology Summer Medical Student Research Fellowship is to provide a meaningful mentored clinical or basic science research experience in dermatology. We also offer one summer fellowship in medical education. Secondary objectives include:
- Providing training in clinical or basic science research in dermatology
- Providing an in-depth experience with skin disease, both clinically and through research, to prepare the student for a career in academic dermatology.
University of Utah School of Medicine MS1 students
8 weeks (June-July) between MS1 and MS2 years
The student is expected to identify a dermatology faculty mentor to identify a potential research project between November and February. Working with the faculty mentor, the student must accomplish the following:
- Complete the “Expectations Worksheet" below.
- Complete all CITI training prior to starting the fellowship.
- All projects must be IRB approved prior to the start of the fellowship.
- Students are encouraged to attend their mentor’s clinic at least ½ day/week.
- Meet regularly (on a pre-determined schedule) with the mentor for feedback and progress reports
- Attend the MSRP lectures (highly recommended)
An abstract is due the last week of July for presentation at the Fall MSRP Research Forum
Each student will receive a $1500 stipend paid in 2 installments:
- $750 will be paid in mid-June
- $750 will be paid after receipt of the student’s abstract
- Up to $1000 in research funds are available for materials/statistical support (budget required).
1. What are your Research Deliverables? Please describe the expected deliverables of your research project: e.g., poster/abstract presentation, manuscript prepared, website, etc.
3. Please briefly describe the mentoring plan. Mentor and mentee should pre-determine a schedule of meetings (e.g., weekly one-hour meetings), mentee/mentor expectations (e.g., who will provide statistical support?), and mentee’s personal goals/objectives?