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Research Opportunities


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.

Does your research project require approval of a Human Subjects Protocol?

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.

Learn more about Research Opportunities in the UCR School of Medicine

Resources to Help You with Your Protocols and Data Analysis

Have questions about writing human subject protocols? Contact Jo Gerrard

Have questions about research design and biomedical statistics? Contact Shaokui Ge

Survey-Based Research Projects

A Guide to Health-Based Survey Instruments