Research Training Opportunities


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Medical students have rich opportunities to pursue research across the spectrum, from basic science to clinical to translational to health outcomes research.

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This M.D./Ph.D. program combines outstanding clinical and scientific training in preparation for a career in academic medicine.

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PIBS is the gateway to 14 Ph.D. programs, and offers students the chance to rotate among labs through their first year as they find the best match for their research interests.

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As one of the world’s largest research institutions, the U-M Medical School offers a wide variety of postdoctoral opportunities.

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One- to two-year options are available to help prepare you for a wide range of fields, including research, public health, policy, medicine, pharmaceutical industry and education/outreach.

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PREP trainees spend an immersive year in biomedical research as they prepare for grad school. PREP accepts applicants with a recent undergraduate degree who have been historically underrepresented in the sciences.

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This series of research training programs is designed to prepare pre-college, college and recent graduate learners for leadership roles in the field of medicine while addressing disparities wherever they exist.

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We welcome undergraduates who are passionate about science. Pursue your interests with the support of faculty mentors and U-M's extensive research infrastructure through one of these 15 programs.

Research Support


Academic and Professional Resources. Links to a variety of information and services available to students through Rackham Graduate School.

Biomedical Research Core Facilities. Provides the resources and infrastructure to facilitate the entire collaborative research enterprise at the University of Michigan.

Biomedical Science Research Building. Houses world-class facilities for where research faculty and staff can collaborate in office and laboratory spaces.

Center for Research on Teaching and Learning. Offers a comprehensive array of curricular and instructional development activities to support and enhance learning and teaching at U-M.

Clinical Trials Support Office. A partnership between The Medical School Office of Research and the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR) to transform clinical trials conducted at the University of Michigan by 2018.

Consulting for Statistics, Computing and Analytics Research. A free service for researchers looking for support and training related to the management, collection and analysis of data, including the use of technical software and advanced computing in research.

Fast Forward Medical Innovation. A special team dedicated to helping faculty researchers navigate the commercialization process via education, mentoring, and funding resources.

Find Funding Portal. Search funding databases, access expert funding search consultants and find information about seminars, events and training to support research efforts.

Global Michigan. A campus-wide portal for the University of Michigan’s international engagement, including U-M researchers on every continent.

Global REACH. Funding opportunities for research abroad. Facilitates facilitate and promotes the University of Michigan Medical School international initiatives in research, education and collaborations in health.

Innovate Blue. The University of Michigan’s hub for entrepreneurship and innovation with more than 15 programs and centers in entrepreneurship and more than 30 entrepreneurial student organizations.

Innovation Partnerships. Educates students in technology commercialization and venture creation, in addition to services available to faculty and industry.

Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation. Brings together more than 450 researchers across the spectrum of health services disciplines to support health policy recommendations to address the most pressing health care challenges.

Medical School Office of Research. Research administration, training programs, and support for researchers across the school.

Mentoring and Advising for Postdocs. Resources for fellows and faculty from the Medical School Office of Postdoctoral Studies.

Mentoring and Advising for Graduate Students. Resources for students and faculty from Rackham Graduate School.

Michigan Journal of Medicine. A peer-reviewed, student-led forum that features high quality scientific and clinical research generated by the members of the University of Michigan.

Michigan Institute for Data Science. Advances cross-cutting data science methodologies and develops new educational programs as part of the University of Michigan Data Science Initiative.

Michigan Experts. Search engine to find research expertise at the University of Michigan by faculty member or topic.

Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research. A one-stop shop for research teams.

myIDP. Great source for graduate students to create an Individual Development Plan.

Open Michigan. The home for all things open at Michigan, including data, resources and publications.

North Campus Research Complex. Many student opportunities available at this innovative and collaborative facility.

U-M Office of Research. Our researchers access world-class facilities and services, comprehensive grant administration support and funding, and a variety of other resources every day.

Rackham Graduate School. Supports research trainees on campus, including Ph.D. candidates and postdoctoral fellows from across all disciplines.


Research Trainee Groups

Association of Multicultural Scientists. A graduate student-run organization supported by the PIBS program to promote diversity within the graduate programs.

Association for Women in Science. AWIS champions the interests of women in science, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) across all disciplines and employment sectors.

Biomedical Alliance of Students in Health. A group of student representatives from each of the 14 graduate programs within PIBS/MSTP.

Developing Future Biologists. An innovative program securing the pipeline for future scientists.

Ethiopia-Michigan Platform for Advancing Collaborative Engagement. A proposal to capitalize on a unique relationship with the government of Ethiopia to develop a new transformative platform for collaboration.

Females Excelling More in Math Engineering and the Sciences. FEMMES programs encourage girls to learn and explore their potential in STEM fields.

Leading Informed Policy Science. A platform for members to discuss science policy issues and engage in and advocate for policies important for the biomedical sciences.

miLEAD. A nonprofit organization founded and led by University of Michigan postdoctoral fellows that includes postdocs and graduate students from various academic backgrounds to provide short-term consulting services to tech companies in southeast Michigan.

MiSciWriters. For graduate students who believe that science communication is an integral part of scientific research.

RELATE. A communications training and community engagement program designed to improve the dialogue between researchers and different public audiences.

Society for Advancing Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science. SACNAS is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists.