Short-term and summer observational and intern research experiences are a part of the education and training mission of Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Each year our faculty members sponsor research experiences for students visiting from other universities, local, national and international, and high school students who are considering a career in biomedical research. Visiting student observers and research interns have the benefit of a mentored research experience while they are immersed in a laboratory environment at a research institution that conducts research of the highest quality with worldwide impact.