MD Program Funding

USF Health Morsani College of Medicine (MCOM) students are able to participate in scholarly projects supported by the Scholarly Concentrations Program through the Office of Educational Affairs. For a period of seven weeks starting In May, eligible students will work with MCOM faculty and affiliate hospitals on their scholarly projects.

Contact Ms. Roberta Collins at for information about the 2013 Summer Stipend Program within the Scholarly Concentrations Program for the MSI students.

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation is excited to announce the launch of their 2013 Student Summer Fellowship (SSF) program. SSF grants are awarded for research and/or service in community health and cultural competency. The Foundation's goal is to provide an opportunity for students to work directly with patients and to become more compassionate, relationship-centered physicians.

This year they increased the maximum award to $4,000 for a ten-week project.

If interested, a shorter time frame is acceptable. Any stipend would be prorated to length of time on the project. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2013.

The student alumni ambassador is a paid summer program for 7 weeks starting in May 2013 offered exclusively to MSI students with the goal of engaging MD alumni and securing current contact information.

This position is a 40-hour a week appointment where the student alumni ambassador aids the USF Health alumni relations office in the completion of key tasks essential to the growth of the alumni program. The student alumni ambassador contacts alumni by telephone and email to inform them of upcoming MCOM alumni events and to secure current and complete contact information. Research through the use of internet tools may be required to locate email addresses and telephone numbers. The focus is on alumni invited to the 2013 Reunion. Student alumni ambassadors also spend four or more hours a week shadowing an alumnus. Initial appointments will be in place and subsequent appointments are secured by the student alumni ambassador during the telephone and email contacts. Weekly reports are required to document contact with alumni and changes to contact information. Flexible schedules are required since the shadowing appointments are based on the physician's schedules and calling may be required at night or during the weekend. A valid driver's license and reliable transportation is required. An end of experience summary report is to be completed by the student and is due by August 15th, 2013.

How do I apply? MSI Students are to submit a "Statement of Interest" to Ms. Roberta (Bobby) Collins at A letter of reference from a faculty member and your CV must also accompany this document. The date for submission is April 2nd by 5pm. The MSI student must be in good academic standing and progressing to their MSII year.

How can I find out more? Contact Ms. Patricia Shirley at or (813) 396-9665 or Ms. Collins at or (813) 974-5793
Click Scholarship Opportunities for more information about summer research, clinical opportunities and scholarships from the Association of American Medical Colleges website.

The Glenn/AFAR Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging have been established in order to attract new generations of talented investigators to the field of aging research. The program is designed to give students enrolled in MD, PhD, DO, or combined-degree (MSTP) programs the opportunity to conduct a three-to-six month research project focused on biomedical research in aging. Up to ten $5,000 scholarships will be awarded in 2013.

To learn more about the program, please visit:

Application Deadline: January 15, 2013.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact AFAR GRANTS at or (212) 703-9977.

The program was developed to encourage medical students– particularly budding researchers –to consider a career in academic geriatrics. The MSTAR program provides medical students with an enriching experience in aging-related research and geriatrics, under the mentorship of top experts in the field. Students are provided stipends to conduct full-time research during the summer for a period of 8-12 weeks. Up to 130 scholarships will be awarded in 2013.

For detailed guidelines and application instructions, please go to

Application Deadline: January 31, 2013.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact AFAR GRANTS at or (212) 703-9977.

The "Take a Trip with Timmy" essay and video contest launched on November 30, and is open to all pre-med, medical students, and residents through December 10, 2012!

Contest winners will have an opportunity to visit Ecuador, Guatemala, or the Dominican Republic for 2-3 weeks on a medical service trip, and will be given an iPad and digital GPS camera to blog about the experience.

Contest details can be found at All contest updates are available on Twitter @MedPlusAdv and Med Plus Advantage's Facebook page.

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV (K-RITH) are pleased to announce a partnership to fund medical students for a year of basic research through HHMI's Medical Research Fellows Program. The new partnership presents a unique opportunity for students to conduct research in tuberculosis (TB) and HIV at K-RITH, a new cutting-edge research institute in Durban, South Africa.

The year-long fellowships will begin in the summer of 2013 and are open to students currently enrolled in US medical schools. Students should have previous research experience and a strong interest in infectious disease. MD/PhD students are not eligible to apply. NOTE: the application deadline for the 2013-2014 academic year is January 11, 2013.

The HHMI Medical Research Fellows Program enables medical students at schools located in the U.S. to spend a year conducting basic, translational, or applied biomedical research. HHMI and its partner organizations will award up to 77 fellowships for 2013-2014. Fellows will receive a stipend of $29,000, and allowances totaling an additional $11,000.

Interested applicants are encouraged visit to learn more about both the domestic and K-RITH fellowships.

Vanderbilt School of Medicine invites applications for the Medical Student Research Training Program in Nephrology and Hypertension for the summer of 2013. This program provides an opportunity for medical students to conduct research under the direction of an established Vanderbilt scientist in the area of Nephrology and/or Hypertension during the summer between the first and second year, or the second and third year of medical school. Prior research experience is not required. The program does provide a stipend. The application deadline is February 17th, 2013.

See their brochure for details and/or visit their website for more information about the program and registration forms.

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine has a summer program in research training in Diabetes and Obesity.

If this holds some interest for you, you can find information about the program at:

Are you a medical student looking for something different to do next year? We want people — just like you!

  • Are you curious about how public health and the CDC work?
  • Do you want to work with state, local and international public health partners?
  • Are you interested in being ahead of the curve on prevention and accountability in health reform?
  • Would you like to enhance your skills to address health and healthcare disparities?
  • Would you be interested in:
    • investigating outbreaks of tuberculosis among the homeless, or in a prison population?
    • traveling to Latin America to help set up a surveillance program for pertussis?
    • assessing risk factors for birth defects using national data bases?
    • being at the forefront of injury prevention research?
    • participating in the response to a public health emergency?

Do you want an experience that offers an opportunity to enhance your research skills, build leadership potential, and improve your clinical acumen via a population health perspective, all by working on real-life problems in a diverse work environment? Then consider applying to The CDC Experience!

The CDC Experience Applied Epidemiology Fellowship is a one-year fellowship tailored for rising 3rd- and 4th-year medical students, designed to increase the pool of physicians with a population health perspective. Eight competitively selected fellows spend 10–12 months at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offices in Atlanta, GA, where they carry out epidemiologic analyses in various areas of public health. Examples of previous and current areas of concentration include viral and bacterial diseases, cardiovascular health, obesity prevention, birth defects, STDs, injury prevention, and air pollution and respiratory health.

To learn more about The CDC Experience Fellowship and to apply online, visit us at Applications for next year's fellowship class must be submitted by Friday December 7, 2012. Questions? Ask us at

Rutgers University, Center of Alcohol Studies, is now accepting applications for the Scaife Family Foundation Medical Student Fellowship Program for the 2013 Institute of Addiction Studies.

Medical students interested in the field of addictions are encouraged to explore the Institute of Addiction Studies through the Medical Student Fellowship Program. This one week program, made possible by the Scaife Family Foundation, includes a four-hour per day course designed for future physicians and up to 20 hours of additional education through lectures and workshops of the students choosing.

The Scaife Family Foundation Fellowships cover tuition, room and meals, and a $400 stipend to assist with travel and miscellaneous expenses. The deadline for applications for the 2013 IAS Medical Student Fellowship Program is April 15, 2013, though scholarships will begin to be awarded on April 1st, so we encourage students to apply early.

If you'd like to see for more information about the program, click here.

Download the application or visit our website If you have any questions, please feel free to call 732-445-4317 or email us at

Center of Alcohol Studies
Professional Development Division
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
607 Allison Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8001
Telephone: 732-445-4317
Fax: 732-445-3500

ACT Program:

The NIH-funded Diabetes Research Centers invite applications for the Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes and Obesity for the summer of 2013. This program is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health through the NIDDK and allows medical students to conduct research under the direction of an established scientist in the areas of diabetes, hormone action, physiology, islet cell biology, clinical investigation or obesity at an institution with one of the NIDDK-funded Diabetes Research Centers during the summer between the first and second year of medical school. Prior research experience is not required. The program provides a stipend.

The application deadline is 11:00 pm (CST) February 4, 2013. Program information can be found here, but please visit the website for more information about the program and for an application.

NIDDK Medical Student Research
807 Light Hall
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN 37232-0202

More information about the NIDDK-funded Diabetes Research Centers can be found here.

We have information regarding research fellowships, made available on a competitive basis, by the Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation. The Fellowship is year long for academic 2013-2014 school year and includes an annual stipend of $30,000, as well as travel allowance.

This information is also available in Student Affairs or online at

Application Deadline: February 1, 2013

The GE Foundation and National Medical Fellowships (NMF) are pleased to open the Primary Care Leadership Program (PCLP) online application to 2013 prospective scholars!

Please view see the Recruitment Flyer !

The program provides future primary care health professionals a valuable opportunity to examine the challenges and rewards of primary care practice in community health centers (CHCs) across the United States. GE-NMF PCLP enhances traditional clinical externships with leadership training and network building. The overall mission of the program is to develop a pipeline of future primary care professionals and to build capacity at CHCs.

In 2013, PCLP offers students a service-learning opportunity at CHCs in Los Angeles, CA, Phoenix, AZ, Nashville, TN, Jackson, MS, Mobile, AL, W. Memphis, AR/ Memphis, TN, Orlando, FL, or San Antonio, TX. (Please note that program cities are subject to change based on site partner availability.)

PCLP scholars are required to complete 200 service hours within a 6 to 8 week period. Participants will be actively engaged in healthcare services, leadership training, and institutional project activities relevant to both academic programs and host sites, and will interact with a network of organizations and individuals from academic institutions, NMF alumni, and program advisors

Eligibility and Selection Criteria:

Applicants must be enrolled in one of the following accredited training programs:
  • Medicine (current and rising 2nd and 3rd year students)
  • Nursing (Master's and Doctoral students)
  • Physician Assistant (Master's and Doctoral students)

2013 scholarships will be awarded to fifty medical students, six nursing students, and six physician assistant students. The scholarship stipend is expected to cover travel, living, and lodging expenses during the program.

Applications must be accompanied by the following:
  • Official Academic Transcript(s)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • CV/Resume
  • Short Biography
  • Essay Question Responses
  • Financial Documentation

Applicants are ranked by an expert panel on the basis of the personal statement, academic achievements, leadership potential, and recommendations.

Visit our website for further program information and instructions on how to apply. Please email us at should you need further assistance.

The Association of Academic Physiatrists is seeking medical students from all American allopathic or osteopathic medical schools to apply for AAP PM&R Summer Externships, Rehabilitation Research Experience for Medical Students (RREMS) and Medical Student Summer Clinical Externship (MSSCE).

Deadline to apply is April 12, 2013.

RREMS and MSSCE are eight-week summer externships offered to medical students between the first and second year of medical school with an attached stipend of $4,000. Each student is expected to submit a research study (RREMS participants) or a case report (MSSCE participants) for presentation at the AAP Annual Meeting. The contribution by the hosting PM&R Department would be to agree to support the travel and registration of the trainee to the AAP Annual Meeting to allow students to present their work, observe scientific paper presentations, network with residents and leaders in the field of PM&R, and to meet additional mentors.

Amy Schnappinger
Program Manager
Association of Academic Physiatrists
7250 Parkway Drive, Suite 130
Hanover, MD 21076
Phone: 410-712-7120
Fax: 410-712-7101

The Margaret E. Mahoney Fellowship Program is accepting applications through April 12, 2013.

Margaret E. Mahoney was a distinguished Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and a member of NYAM’s Board of Trustees from 1991-1999. She was president of The Commonwealth Fund from 1980 to 1995, and a pioneer in the establishment of health care philanthropy. Throughout her distinguished career, Margaret was passionately committed to addressing the health care and developmental needs of vulnerable populations, especially children.

To honor the legacy of Margaret E. Mahoney, and her commitment to improving health care for vulnerable populations, The Commonwealth Fund, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation, The New York Academy of Medicine, and other founding donors announce the creation of a new fellowship program for health professional students, focused on transforming health care delivery systems for vulnerable populations and early childhood development and prevention. The program will be guided by a distinguished National Advisory Committee still in formation including: Drew Altman, Robert Brook, Joseph Califano, John Craig, Karen Davis, Harvey Fineberg, Karen Hein, Phil Lee, David Satcher, Donna Shalala, Gail Warden, and Tim Wirth. They are committed to ensuring an enriched leadership development experience for the Fellows through their personal involvement and that of their colleagues.

The Margaret E. Mahoney Fellowships will provide stipends to support outstanding medical, dental, nursing, public health and public policy students wishing to participate in 8-10 week research and action programs and policy projects addressing the health needs of vulnerable urban populations. Student projects will focus on transforming health care delivery systems and improving access to high-quality, cost-effective care, including preventive services, for low-income, uninsured, and minority urban populations, and/or early childhood health and development. The Fellowship program will also include several leadership sessions throughout the Fellowship period. Fellows will participate in a culminating event at which they will provide an oral presentation of their project, and will also be required to submit a written report within three months after the Fellowship period. On successfully completing the Fellowship, the students will join a Margaret Mahoney Fellows Alumni Association and will continue to be offered unique opportunities for career development.

There will be an initial cohort of 5-7 Fellows with a planned increase to 10 Fellows per year as funding permits. Students will receive a stipend of $4,500 and a travel allowance of $500.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants must be students currently enrolled in medical, dental, nursing, public health, or public policy schools in the United States; must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, or authorized to work in the U.S. throughout the award period. Projects must be conducted over an 8-10 week period between June 1 and September 1 during the application year and must be conducted with or supervised by a senior professional mentor in an academic, government, or non-profit institution in the Greater New York/New Jersey area. The program will develop sites for these experiences and match them with selected applicants or applicants may propose their own mentors and projects during the application process (see below).

Application Process

Applicants must complete an online application that requires uploading certain materials and forms:
  1. A signed cover letter describing your previous education, research, policy and/or project management experience, and how you see this Fellowship relating to your projected career goals.
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. Specific information on your goals for the Fellowship experience (the online application contains a specific form to be completed addressing option a or b below)
    1. If you wish the program directors to match you to Fellowship sites arranged by the program, please provide a clear description of your specific goals for the Fellowship, the content areas and types of experiences within the purposes of the Fellowship that are of particular interest to you and the type of organization in which you would prefer to have a working experience
    2. If you are proposing your own Fellowship placement site and mentor, please provide the name of the organization and the mentor with whom you will be working and describe your proposed activities, the expected product, and how they link to the purposes of the Mahoney Fellowship.

      If you are proposing your own Fellowship placement, please provide a signed letter of recommendation from the individual faculty or staff member who will serve as your mentor from the institution in which your project will take place describing the specific project and your role in it; how it links with the goals of the Mahoney Fellowship; the facilities and staff resources available for the proposed project; their expectations for how the experience will contribute to your career interests; and affirming that he or she has evaluated and approved your proposed application.
  4. A signed letter of recommendation from a senior faculty member at your school affirming that you are a student in good standing and addressing their assessment of your suitability for this kind of Fellowship experience and how they see it contributing to your career development.

Click this link to begin the application process. You will be asked to complete an eligibility quiz. Provided that you meet the program eligibility requirements, you will then be asked to register by creating a login and password. With your login and password, you will be able to access the online application, including the forms that you must upload and complete.

2011 AHEC Interdiciplinary Community Health Scholars Summer Program

HEC Interdisciplinary Community Health Scholars are health professions students interested in working with rural and medically underserved populations. They use the training and skill sets of their respective disciplines to create unique, comprehensive solutions to health disparities impacting local communities.

Fourteen scholars will spend 8 weeks of their summer working part time in teams to develop and implement projects that have a direct impact on the health status of medically underserved communities. Scholars will work together in interdisciplinary teams to develop and implement community-based tobacco projects in rural or urban underserved communities. The time commitment is 8 hours per day, three days per week for 8 weeks.

During Summer 2011, AHEC ICHS teams will work either at Gulfcoast North AHEC in Land O' Lakes (serving Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties) or Gulfcoast South AHEC in Sarasota (serving Charlotte, DeSoto, Sarasota and Manatee counties). Students may apply to only one program.


Health professions students from a variety of primary care and allied health disciplines are invited to apply:
  1. Medical students during the summer between their first and second year of medical school
  2. Physical therapy doctoral students
  3. Graduate nurse practitioner students in the areas of adult, family, pediatrics, or psychiatric/mental health
  4. Upper level undergraduate and graduate public health and/or social work students
  5. Upper level undergraduate and graduate nursing students
  6. First and second year pharmacy students
  7. Dental assisting and dental hygiene students
  8. Respiratory therapy students
  9. PTA/OTA students
  10. Select undergraduate pre-health professional students
  11. Other allied health professional students

Project Placement Locations

Gulfcoast North AHEC (serving Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties): ICHS participants will work in Land OLakes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between June 06 and July 28, 2011.

Gulfcoast South AHEC (serving Charlotte, DeSoto, Sarasota and Manatee counties): ICHS participants will work in Sarasota on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between May 31 and July 21, 2011.

Program Incentives

Participating students will receive a $2,500 educational grant. Select students may be eligible to receive elective course credit/field experience from their respective academic programs for their participation (pending approval of advisor and/or field placement coordinator). Participation in ICHS provides excellent experience for resumes as well as contacts or connections to possible future employment opportunities. Limited travel assistance stipends (beyond commuting to/from the AHEC office) are available.

Program Materials

Gulfcoast North AHEC ICHS
Application deadline is Thursday, April 14, 2011

Gulfcoast South AHEC ICHS
Application deadline is Friday, April 08, 2011