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Medical Student Research Enrichment


The School of Medicine supports a broad range of research opportunities and the office assists everyone; from students that have never done research to the seasoned professional.

Areas of interest include

Along with the Office of Graduate Medical Education, we coordinate the annual Passport Poster Day for Medical Students, Residents, and Fellows. Our next Passport Poster Day will take place April 10, 2018. Applications can be found here.


Finally, our Facebook page is used to announce information sessions, research workshops, and research opportunities for medical students. Follow us @SOMresearch. Presentations from our most recent workshops will be added below.


We are here to support you and your research needs. I encourage you to contact us if you have any questions.



Jennifer Sharpe Potter, PhD, MPH
Associate Dean for Research
School of Medicine
Office of the Dean


Recent Presentations


Medical Student Research Opportunities
MD with Distinction in Research and Research Elective


Travel Stipends for Students


To encourage preparation for a successful residency, medical students should include speaking at local or national conferences, presenting posters, representing the School of Medicine as part of a student organization, or participating in an international healthcare delivery elective in their studies.


In-state Students:

The Office of Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) has travel funds available for active medical students who are Texas residents, have documented financial need, and are in good academic standing. For additional information on this program, including application instructions, please visit the following website: Travel Award Guidelines


Out-of-state Students:

Please send a document with your name, class year, reason for traveling (conference, etc.), anticipated benefits to their career, and proposed budget to to request funding.


Student Access to Sunrise and Research at UHS


University Health System Research Department


Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) – Medical Student Resources


The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has a page devoted to medical students, with internally created resources and links to external sources on topics as wide-ranging as academic planning, loan repayment, and even awards for medical students. Check out the site at the following link: AAMC Med Students




Questions regarding Medical Student Research can be directed to or 210-450-8392.