Research Opportunities for Medical Students
While the mission of the School of Medicine is, in large part, tied to improving access and standards of care, it is also compatible with the research mission of the University of California.
Our faculty members are conducting world-class research in a broad variety of areas, which provides our medical students with exciting opportunities throughout their educational experience.
Dean's Research Innovation Fund
Designed to promote clinically-relevant research by medical students, residents, fellows, and junior clinical faculty in the School of Medicine, the Dean’s Research Innovation Fund will award up to five grants per year for up to $10,000 per award. Eligible projects include those designed to produce preliminary data to support larger extramurally funded research pursuits, to stimulate collaborations between learners and faculty “sponsors,” and to advance research projects by junior investigators.
About Medical Student Research
In keeping with the research-based tradition of the University of California, medical students at the UCR School of Medicine have many opportunities to participate in cutting-edge research throughout their four-years of medical education. This includes participation in Practice Improvement Projects (PIPs) through the Longitudinal Ambulatory Care Experience (LACE), summer research fellowships following MS1, ongoing clinical research during MS3, and research rotations during MS4.