Faculty and Support for Student Research Contact Information:
Linda G. Baum, M.D., Ph.D. - Associate Dean for Medical Student Research and Scholarship Shamar Jones - Research Advisor
for students (medical, nursing and dental) between the first and second year of training. The program will provide each individual with early exposure to the practice of interdisciplinary, community-partnered translational or health services research in urban underserved communities. Each student in the program will attend a weekly seminar where they will hear about topics such as introduction to health disparities research, access to care, quality of care, community-partnered research methods, ethics of conducting community-oriented research, study design, measurement of outcomes in communities, introduction to comparative effectiveness and cost effectiveness analyses. Each student in this program will be paired with a faculty mentor who conducts either clinical or community-partnered or health services research and will be expected to work on a project with the mentor.
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The Fellowship focuses on research in the field of family medicine, including access to care, quality of care, and treatment of chronic diseases. To qualify, the student must have successfully completed the first year of medical school. The student is expected to actively engage in all aspects of the proposed research project, including lab meetings, journal clubs, conferences, etc. The final product of the summer research is a first-author poster, prepared by the student and presented at the Josiah Brown Research Fair.
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Offers summer fellowships that partner with academic institutions in developing countries to advance prevention, policy, and clinical research for HIV/AIDS and other diseases in all regions of the world. This Fellowship works with developing-country partners to integrate treatment and prevention of HIV, implement innovative prevention programs, stimulate the implementation of beneficial policies and laws, address gender inequity, and train the next generation of U.S. and developing-country scientists and advocate.
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Provides an opportunity for medical students to experience various aspects of medical administration, including hospital administration and finance, medical group and health plan administration and management, and clinical contracting and marketing. It is assumed that these issues will be of critical significance to a growing segment of the physician clinicians of the future, and therefore is an important part of the undergraduate medical education experience. This is a particularly useful experience for individuals considering applying for either the dual MBA or dual MPH degrees. To apply, please send a CV and a one page description of why the program interests you to Shamar Jones by March 9, 2017.
For more information please contact Dr. Baum, Shamar Jones or the director, Dr. Tom Strouse TStrouse@mednet.ucla.edu
A unique clinical and research opportunity that takes place between the first and second year of medical school. Students will be matched with a mentor team comprised of faculty and resident mentors in the student’s identified area of interest. In conjunction with their faculty and resident mentors, students will design a summer project. Projects may incorporate several or any one of the following: basic science research, translational research, clinical research, healthcare services or quality research, or clinical patient interactions whether in the clinic or the inpatient setting. The fellowship also incorporates a longitudinal didactic curriculum comprised of a series of dinners with the resident and faculty mentors aimed at generating discussion and education about the variety of career options in the field of internal medicine.
For more information please contact FSaab@mednet.ucla.edu and JHAnderson@mednet.ucla.edu
Created to offer a deserving medical student from UCLA the opportunity to serve a paid fellowship at the Los Angeles Free Clinic. The Fellowship experience will include patient intake, general clinic assisting, first hand exposure to history, physical exam, assessment and treatment of a variety of clinic patients, opportunity to work with clinical academic faculty from UCLA and USC, and residents from Cedars-Sinai and Kaiser Permanente, clerical responsibilities as needed to assist the medical department team, patient education, and special projects as assigned.
For more information please contact SNJones@mednet.ucla.edu
The MSTAR program provides medical students short-term research training in aging and geriatrics with successful mentors in the field, with the goal of encouraging medical students to consider careers in aging research. In this program students spend 8-12 weeks. Each student will have a structured research experience. Students will conduct research with a mentor who will assist them in completing a project that can be accomplished in an 8 to 12-week period. At the conclusion of the summer, students will present their research at UCLA and also write a research abstract. Students are strongly encouraged to present their work at national meetings including the American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting.
UCLA Health Information Services and Solutions (ISS) has a number of programs in which trainees are involved in educational activities as relates to Health Information Technology. Included in these programs are the UCLA Resident Informaticist Program and the UCLA ACGME-accredited Fellowship Program in Biomedical Informatics. In line with these educational programs, UCLA Health ISS is introducing a new opportunity for medical students to becoming involved in Health IT by helping to design the educational materials and curriculum for medical student training as relates to proficiency in the EHR – the UCLA Health Informatics Medical Student Summer Fellowship. Students participating in this fellowship will learn skills in assessing the effectiveness of current educational training materials and in developing improved, streamlined, high-quality tools that are focused on providing optimal patient care in the most effective and efficient ways possible.
For more information please contact Jsinger@mednet.ucla.edu
Offers placement in research projects in the Semel Institute of Neuroscience. Medical students work with faculty mentors interested in psychiatry, choosing child, adolescent, adult, or geriatric psychiatry as their main focus. The final product of the summer research is a first-author poster, prepared by the student and presented at the Josiah Brown Research Fair.
For more information please contact MStuber@mednet.ucla.edu
STTP is a UCLA medical student research program that occurs during the summer between the first and second years in medical school. To participate in STTP, the student must identify a participating UCLA professor and obtain their agreement to serve as his/her STTP mentor. Only mentors holding Professorial faculty appointments may be considered; Clinical Instructors may not be primary mentors.
Please see abstracts from last summer's students - please see for examples of work that students do in STTP and the other programs.
Teaches skills in community needs assessment and development of models in which to implement and evaluate innovative programs to empower communities. Health policy advocacy is also covered. To qualify, the student must have successfully completed the first year of medical school. The student is expected to actively engage in all aspects of the proposed research project, including lab meetings, journal clubs, conferences, etc. Final products of the summer research are first-author poster, prepared by the student and presented at the Josiah Brown Research Fair.
The UCLA Blum Center Summer Scholars Program is a unique opportunity for outstanding graduate students to live in a region of Latin America and work with universities, international institutions or community organizations that are improving the health and social conditions faced by low-income and vulnerable populations in Latin America. UCLA Blum Summer Scholars support the development of specific community responses being implemented in Latin American communities faced with health threatening conditions of poverty and other social determinants of health. Both UCLA faculty members and representatives from host organizations in Latin America provide mentorships for participating students.
Our office receives many notices about external opportunities for medical students, and we have created the following area of the website to post these opportunities. If you would like to discuss any of these, please feel free to contact Dr. Baum.