Become a Mentor

Submit a Request:
If you have a specific project in mind or you would be willing to have a medical student work with you, please contact the Office of Medical Student Research. We will send you the link to post this opportunity on our site.

Student Events:
In the summer of 2014, the Office of Medical Student Research will be holding a series of luncheons for the students about conducting research. We invite anyone who is a mentor, or who would like to be a mentor, to join us for those events. If you would like to suggest a research luncheon topic, please submit your suggestions to Tiffany Durham, Program Administrator.

Need more information?:
If you have questions about being a mentor or the mentoring process, please feel free to contact our office.

Tips:
(1) The student's project should be of a reasonable scope to ensure some likelihood that the student will be able to describe results at the end of the summer.
(2) The student should not be assigned as a research technician to accomplish someone's project in the lab.
(3) The lab mentor needs to invest sufficient time in the student, including weekly conferences to discuss results and where necessary, help to focus (or refocus) the direction of the project.
(4) The student and the research mentor should discuss the written report and abstract that are due in to the Office of Medical Student Research at the end of the student's appointment.