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Become a Research Mentor for Medical Students

As interest in research among medical students continues to grow, it is our goal to increase the number and breadth of research opportunities available to them and to simplify the process of connecting them with faculty research mentors. Research is broadly defined as hypothesis-testing.

To help students find mentors, we have created one centralized database of faculty members who can sponsor medical student research. This includes projects for the Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship (MSSRF) program and the Scholars Program — both of which require research during the summer between years one and two — as well as ongoing and new research projects for students during the school year, including an elective in the fourth year, and also year-long opportunities between years three and four (e.g., EDGE and MD/MS dual degree program). Interested investigators should be willing to mentor students to carry out a project that is either part of an ongoing research effort or an undeveloped idea.

If you have a potential or ongoing project, please submit it with a brief description online at Medical Student Research Project Opportunities. This information will be shared with all medical students on the Career Advising website. If you have previously submitted a project and would like to update or change it, please resubmit online using the survey link above.

The deadline for project submission is October 1, 2021. If you have questions, please contact Karen Shulik at

Contact Information

Drexel University College of Medicine
Office of Admissions
2900 W. Queen Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19129
   215.991.8202  |     215.843.1766 (Fax)

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