UI Premed Student Summer Research Internship

Student Writing

The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine (CCOM) will be funding up to 10 premed UI undergraduate students to perform a research writing project with a CCOM faculty member over 8 weeks during summer 2023.  The intent of the writing project is to have a manuscript that will lead to submission of a first and last author publication for the student and faculty member, respectively, by the end of the 8-week period.  For 2023, internships may be fully remote, hybrid or campus-based.

The faculty member will serve as an advisor to the student and the writing project must be feasible within the scope of the program (8 weeks). The project should not require the student to perform lab experiments. Types of feasible projects might include the following:

  1. Analyzing an existing dataset.
  2. Be involved in obtaining and interpreting a health informatics data set.
  3. Writing an up-to-date review article on a given topic of interest.
  4. Projects should be feasible for a remote or hybrid work setting.

The goal of any project is that it be discrete, short-term, eminently feasible and lead to a publication. Projects may also be done virtually for students who may not be staying in the Iowa City area over the summer.

The CCOM will provide:

  • Student Stipend of $3000 for the 8 week internship period.
  • Publication Costs
  • Up to $500 for supplies, data services or core expenses. 

Faculty Mentors

Faculty members who are interested in mentoring a student should submit their project description at https://uiowa.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1899854.

Student Applicants

This is a full-time program requiring 40 hours/week. Students can apply online through April 20 at the following link: https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6SFariW8X6eq5cW. Students of all backgrounds will be eligible, but students with a background under-represented in medicine will be an important consideration in selection.  

Students who are currently registered for classes and are/will be registered for Fall classes as a premed undergraduate are eligible to apply.  Recent graduates are not eligible.


Students will be able to select preferred types of research as part of the application process in order to assist with matching.  The matching of projects with students will be completed by April 24, 2023.