Each summer, the Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) hosts the National Medical Student Injury Research Training Program. The goal of this program is to provide research training to future physician-investigators while introducing them to the field of injury research and prevention.
This program gives medical students the opportunity to conduct their own research under the supervision and guidance of CIRP faculty and researchers. In collaboration with a faculty mentor, each participant:
Through grants from the Child Injury Prevention Alliance and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, funding is available for four participants per year.
Training Period: Participation is full-time (40 hours/week) for 8 weeks from June 9, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Award: Selected participants will each receive a $3,000 stipend
Housing: Free housing is available near CIRP for visiting students
Since 2005, more than 70 students have participated in research training during the summer at CIRP, each completing at least one scientific article based on their findings. CIRP faculty and staff take tremendous pride in the fact that several of our students have been honored with national awards for the research conducted during their training at CIRP. Many have presented their research at national professional meetings and have had their studies covered by major national and international media, such as the Today Show, Good Morning America, Time Magazine, The New York Times, USA Today, and international wire services.
For more information about this program, visit the Program Resources page and the Program Appilcation page.