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Xiangya Medical Student Research Program


The Xiangya Medical Student Research Program is an opportunity for faculty to recruit and mentor medical students from the Xiangya School of Medicine (Changsha, China). These students come for full-time, 2-year commitments to contribute their time and skills to progress research in our biomedical labs. In return, faculty are to mentor these students. This includes transfer of knowledge in technical lab skills, scholarly writing, and publication and presentation of work. Students must present at Passport Poster Day. Additionally, students are highly encouraged to present at academic conferences and, based on their level of experience, are expected to have the opportunity to publish at least one paper, ideally as first author, by the end of the two-year training.


Passport 2015 Honghe Zhang

Passport 2016 Zhi Li

Faculty are encouraged to apply to mentor at the start of the spring semester via A list of eligible mentors/labs is provided to the Xiangya School of Medicine. Upon arriving in San Antonio, students will complete two-day rotations through the labs of mentors that are eligible to host a Xiangya student. At the end of the rotations, a final match will be made based on student and faculty mentor feedback.
Complete process and application will be available at the start of the mentor recruitment cycle via


Presentation for Xiangya School of Medicine from UT Health Science Center on Vimeo.


Questions regarding the Xiangya Medical Student Research Program: or 210-450-8392.