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2024 NASPGHAN/NASPGHAN Foundation Medical Student Mentored Summer Research Program

The deadline for submission is March 22, 2024.
Submission site will open February 26, 2024
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Purpose: To develop a program at multiple sites throughout the U.S. and Canada through which medical students can have 10-week research experience under the mentorship of basic or clinical scientists with a research focus in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, or nutrition.

Candidates: Students in good standing at accredited medical schools in the U.S. and Canada who have completed at minimum their first year of medical training. Preference will be given to students who are seeking a research experience between the first and second years of medical school, though applications from all currently enrolled students will be considered.

Mentors: M.D., Ph.D., or M.D./Ph.D. members of NASPGHAN with a track record of independent peer-reviewed research, previous success with trainees (students, residents, or fellows), and a commitment to provide the necessary resources to make the experience meaningful for the student are eligible to serve as mentors. Mentors will provide documentation of productivity (CV), grant support sufficient to support the research activities of the summer student, and previous experience with trainees. The Advisory Committee will approve all mentors.

Stipend for the program: $4000.00. To be fully paid to student in installments with confirmation of initiation, mid-point progress and completion of the project. (Not for use for research expenses.)