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Iowa Medical Student Research Program

The Carver College of Medicine has been supporting medical student research since the 1960s. In 2000, the Iowa Medical Student Research Program (IMSRP) was established to develop, organize, and integrate several different programs that are related to medical student research. Although research is not a required activity for applicants to Iowa, once admitted, students are strongly encouraged to consider research opportunities available on campus. The long term objective of the IMSRP is to encourage more students to participate in a summer research program, and to continue their engagement with scientific research throughout medical school training and beyond. The Research Distinction Track has graduated more than 200 students since its inception. We have a cadre of around 200 dedicated faculty mentors who are enthusiastic about working with students in their research activities. If you are interested in identifying a mentor or possible research projects you can find them in our mentor database. These faculty represent a broad cross-section of the Carver College of Medicine and includes representatives from all departments.

Coming up: Medical Student Research Conference

The Medical Student Research Conference is the culmination of the Summer Research Fellowship (SRF) as well as an opportunity for medical students throughout the Carver College of Medicine to present their research to the CCOM community. The conference will take place on September 13-14, 2017. Additional information will be forthcoming soon.

Contact the Medical Student Research Program here.