Research Opportunities for Medical Students

Summer Programs

National institutes of Health (NIH)

Clinical Elective in Medical Informatics External Icon offered by the National Library of Medicine. Research and training opportunities in medical informatics for fourth year medical and dental students and medical residents. Located at Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, a research division of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Research participation at the center can range from a few months to one or more years.

Resident and Medical Student Electives Clinical Electives Program (CEP) Structured clinical electives and customized research electives for third and four year medical students (1-3 months duration). Applications available on a continuous basis and must be received three months before the anticipated start date.

Reproductive Research Center

The Reproductive Research Center at Cleveland Clinic External Icon has an exciting summer internship opportunity for highly motivated, academically oriented medical or undergrad students interested in a career in medicine. The Reproductive Research Center is a joint research program of Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The Reproductive Research Center summer internship offers students interested in research in human fertility and reproductive biology an opportunity to work with world-renowned scientists and researchers in the field. The program's goal is to encourage students to consider a career in medicine, whether in the reproductive sciences or another specialty of their choosing. To this end, we have designed the summer internship to offer students a wide range of high quality experiences during an eight- to 12-week program (posted 09/24/09).

American Heart Association

The American Heart Association External Icon supports research activities broadly related to cardiovascular function and diseases, stroke or to related basic science, clinical, bioengineering/biotechnology and public health problems. Electronic submission of applications is required.

  • Scientist Development Grant
  • Established Investigator Grant
  • Grant-in-Aid
  • AHA-Bugher Foundation Award for the Investigation of Stroke
  • AHA-Pharmaceutical Roundtable Outcomes Research Award
  • Fellow-to-Fellow Transition Award


AAASGrants and Funding External Icon database of funding opportunities for graduate students, medical students, postdoctoral associates and junior faculty.