As an entering M1, you will review and select a Path of Excellence as part of your medical school curriculum. The Scientific Discovery Path of Excellence introduces students to the wide spectrum of research available to physician scientists. By the start of the first Branch year, you will select a research mentor based on your area of interest and identify a project to be completed as the Path of Excellence capstone requirement.
Learn more about the Scientific Discovery Path of Excellence.
Short Term Biomedical Research Training Program (SBRP)
When you enter the Branches, you may choose to add a research elective to your schedule and apply for the Short Term Biomedical Research Training Program. This 8-week program is funded by an NIH training grant and pays a stipend of $4000. Students may select any University of Michigan faculty member as a mentor in a broad range of interests. Learn more about the SBRP.
Michigan Journal of Medicine
Michigan Journal of Medicine is a peer-reviewed, student-led forum that brings high-quality scientific and clinical research generated by Michigan Med students to the scientific community at large. The MJM serves as a safe, bias-blind venue for young scientists to publish quality research, which will be accepted for publication based on the integrity of the methods. Students occupy all reviewer roles and editorial leadership positions for the journal as well as supply all content for the journal through manuscript submissions. Editorial work is conducted under the guidance of faculty, many of whom serve as editors for prestigious international journals.
Students are invited to participate in MJM as follows:
M1-M3: Reviewer (extracurricular)
M4: Editor, (one period of credit or extracurricular)
All years: Submit papers to be considered for publication
Learn more about the Michigan Journal of Medicine.
MD/Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR)
Designed to fill a unique gap in the educational training for clinical and translational researchers, the Master of Science in Clinical Research introduces students to clinical research early in their professional careers. Students take time out after the M3 year to complete an intensive, year-long master's program in clinical research. This dual degree is awarded by Rackham through the Department of Epidemiology in the U-M School of Public Health.
Learn more about the MS/Master of Science in Clinical Research.