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Office of Medical Student Research

Experiences in research and scholarship are required for all MD students. The Office of Medical Student Research guides students to research opportunities and helps facilitate the research and scholarship component of the curriculum. This office is responsible for coordinating all research activities for MD students, including the elective summer research opportunities, the required 4-month research block, research electives, and opportunities for an additional year of research for those students interested in pursuing more research training. Mentored research experiences are the primary format through which students develop their interests and fulfill the research and scholarship requirements, including the medical thesis. Students are encouraged to identify and pursue their interests in any aspect of biomedical or social/behavioral research and are provided guidance and supervision through this office. This office also coordinates the review committee for submissions to the annual AOA Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship. The Office of Medical Student Research also coordinates student credentialing for research.

Colleen Croniger, PhD, Assistant Dean for Medical Student Research

Sharon Callahan, MPA, Administrative Director for Medical Student Research


Student Affairs Office, Room E421J

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The Office of Medical Student Research operates under the umbrella of the Office of Student Affairs and the Academic Societies.

Published and maintained by the Office of Student Affairs and the Academic Societies
Revised 3/02/17