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Medical Student Research Program

The Medical Student Research Program (MSRP) is a 9-week, full-time summer research experience for Wake Forest School of Medicine students. Selection is through a competitive process. Participants work with a faculty mentor to conduct a small research project in basic, clinical, or community-based research and participate in a weekly research ethics seminar series.


  • A modest stipend is provided in accordance with NIH funding guidelines. The MSRP covers funding for stipends.
  • Students will work on their projects for 40 hours a week for 9 weeks. Attendance at weekly research ethics seminars is required.
  • All students are required to present their research at Medical Student Research Day, held each October.
  • Faculty sponsors, agreeing to supervise the project and provide necessary space, supplies, equipment, and monitoring, serve as mentors for MSRP participants. 
  • Faculty interested in serving as mentors will submit brief project descriptions that are shared with all medical students in January of each year. Students can choose a project from this list or develop an idea of their own.
  • To obtain a research fellowship, the student must submit an application that will be evaluated on the potential quality of the research training experience. Applications will be available early in 2016.
  • The 2016 program beings on May 31, 2016 and ends on July 29, 2016. Required orientation will be held on May 31.

Contact Information

Anita Pulley, MSN, RN: apulley@wakehealth.edu | 336-716-9895

MACHE Call for Researchers

The Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity (MACHE) is pleased to announce the availability of funds to support medical student summer research projects focusing on minority health and health disparities.  

Funds are available to support two students during Summer 2016.  Click here for more information.