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
The Health Disparities Summer Program exposes medical, dental and nursing students to a variety of projects and didactic seminars highlighting research methods and issues related to disparities research, including ethical issues, community-based participatory research and health policy. Students spend eight weeks in a research experience under the direct mentorship of a UCLA and/or Drew/UCLA faculty member allowing them to explore potential careers in health disparities and/or minority health. This opportunity is reserved for DGSOM and Charles R. Drew Medical Students only.
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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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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. This opportunity is only open to David Geffen School of Medicine students
For more information please contact William Toppen WToppen@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
MSTAR is an NIH-funded, nationally-competitive summer research program that provides medical students research support and training in aging and geriatrics. Program directors work with students to match them with successful mentors in the field, with the goal of encouraging medical students to consider careers in aging research and academic medicine. Students spend 8-12 weeks in a structured research experience that includes mentored research in any research genre (e.g., clinical, health services, clinical epidemiology, basic science) related to older adults, lectures on career development in academic and geriatric medicine, and weekly clinical rotations at sites throughout West LA. The program helps students develop skills in oral presentations and writing research abstracts. Students are strongly encouraged and supported to present their work at national meetings including the American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting.
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. This opportunity is only open to David Geffen School of Medicine students
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. This opportunity is only open to David Geffen School of Medicine students
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.