The Office of Medical Student Research provides this space for researchers and medical students to “connect” which we hope leads to future collaborations through our Research Connections event. Each participating department/lab/researcher has a table and space to hang a poster about their work. Students have the opportunity to navigate and enter into discussions about possible research opportunities.
The Inquiry Program at Vanderbilt includes a four year research experience with 3-6 months of protected research time during the 3rd and 4th years of medical school. Preparatory coursework is provided in the first two years to provide a standard set of research training and education. While the protected research time occurs later in the curriculum, students may approach mentors as early as their first year of medical school to begin integrating into the research group. Please see our website for more details on our curriculum.