Medical Student / Resident Opportunities

2019 NASPGHAN/NASPGHAN Foundation Medical Student Mentored Summer Research Program

Purpose

To develop a program at multiple sites throughout the U.S. and Canada through which medical students can have 10-week research experiences 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.

Application

The deadline for submission is April 1, 2019. Completed applications should be sent to mstallings@naspghan.org.

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 apply for consideration with 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. Members of the Training and Research Committees are available to assist students in finding suitable mentors (contact John RosenDanny Mallon or Jaime Wolfe).

Partners:

The Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Nurses
Help & Hope for Children with Digestive Disorders
Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition