UK Community Medicine Summer Research Program: Information and Application

Overview

The UK Community Medicine Summer Research Program (CM-SRP) provides summer research experience to rising 2nd-year medical students and offers a $1,500 stipend over an 8-week period. The goal of the CM-SRP is to provide medical students the opportunity to participate in a research project and expose them to the research environment of an academic medical center and the activities of academic physicians and other faculty.

Suitable projects will be designed to allow you to learn and participate in medical research, including formulating a hypothesis, experimental design and executing the work as well as analyzing the results.

 Your mentor for the summer can be any faculty member at UK, so long as they agree to guide you through a project that falls within the broad interest areas of family and community/primary care–based research. The following areas of research and investigation are broadly reflective of likely interest areas for a CM-SRP project:

  • Patient-centered Outcomes research
  • Community-engaged research
  • Public health
  • Practice-based primary care
  • Quality Improvement

Fellows commit to present the results of their research to Community Medicine Faculty and staff at the end of the program.  They also are required to submit the project to the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science's Spring research showcase. 

See final abstract from former CM-SRP fellows!

2016: Erica Shuster. Mentor: Lars Peterson
2017: Erika Russ. Mentor: Maria G. Castro
2017: Jessica Adkins. Mentor: Keisa Fallin-Bennett

See brochure for additional information about this exciting opportunity!  NOTE: in 2018, funding will allow for only 1 award to be made.

How to apply

UK Community Medicine Summer Research Fellowship - application form

(Please note, Chrome may not open and display the PDF correctly, but after the PDF is downloaded and opened in Adobe it will display correctly).

Important dates

Application posting date:  January 10, 2018

Application due date:  Monday, April 9, 2018

 Research Program Project
               The fellowship is intended to be completed during the dates of Mon., May 28 — Fri. July 27, 2018

Still have questions?  Please email karen.roper@uky.edu

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