OMSR News & Opportunities

In the News: Research Immersion goes International!

October 12, 2016
Posted in In the News

In June, fourth-year medical student Roger Fan presented his research in Glasgow, Scotland, at the 10th International Symposium on Peumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases. He presented on the research conducted during his research immersion, which explored the relationship between nasopharyngeal pneumococcal densities and acute respiratory illnesses in children.    

Opportunity: Cardiology Research

October 12, 2016
Posted in Opportunities

Are you still looking for a research immersion project, or want to get more research experience? The Emergency Medicine and Cardiovascular Medicine departments are looking for a third year or year-out medical student who will be more or less immediately available (October) to help out with a joint research project evaluating the ED Cardiology Triage program here at Vanderbilt.

Year-Out Research: VECD Global Health Fellows Spotlight

October 5, 2016

The VECD Global Health Fellows program is another opportunity available for year-out research. VECD stands for the Vanderbilt-Emory-Cornell-Duke Consortium, and it is funded by an NIH grant. The VECD Global Health Fellows program is a year long program designed to enhance global health research expertise and the participant's career. The program provides 12 months of stipend support, health insurance, modest research costs, travel costs to and from the international site, and a five day orientation on the campus of the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland.

Year-Out Research Opportunities

October 3, 2016

Looking for a way to extend your research or take extra time to explore a totally different project? You may want to consider year-out research programs. Yes, it does delay graduation, but you typically receive a stipend, do not incur any additional debt, get published, and it looks great on residency applications. Here are some opportunities that are typically utilized by students:  

In the News: Research Immersion Rockstars!

September 30, 2016
Posted in In the News

Congratulations are in order for Thomas An and Michael Benvenuti, who recently got published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Reviews, with their review titled Pediatric Musculoskeletal Infection: Hijacking the Acute-Phase Response. Their review made the cover of the journal, which is amazing! A photo of the cover is shown below. Congratulations again!

Research Immersion Resource

September 30, 2016
Posted in Resources

Having trouble with your research immersion project? Need more ideas on where to start? NIH has a great resource with short videos on topics related to research. They delve into the relationships that develop during research, how much research means to patients, patients reacting to being a part of clinical trials, and much more! If you're stumped, click the link below, put your headphones on, and watch away.