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Are you interested in getting hands-on experience in research? We accept a limited number of undergraduate and medical students each year to work on existing projects within our department. Preference is given to students at UNC pursuing careers in the healthcare fields. Opportunities may exist to work on a clinical trial, participate in human subject data collection, contribute to education research, work with genetic and molecular biological research and/ or data analyses. Students who volunteer for 3+ years may be offered the opportunity to present a poster at a national conference. While these positions are not paid, undergraduate students may qualify for course credit. If you are interested in applying for a volunteer position with our research program, please complete the below form to apply for a research volunteer position. Please reach out to our Research Administrative Director April Soward with any questions you may have about our research programs.


Student Travel Awards: Undergraduate or graduate students who have volunteered with the Department of Anesthesiology Research division for at least 10 hours per week each year for 3 years will have the opportunity to apply for a travel award up to $1000 to co-present a poster at a national conference. This award is based on availability of funds. Applicants will be encouraged to also apply for additional travel funds if needed (Office of Undergraduate Research, conference student travel awards, etc.) Undergraduate and graduate student volunteers who work more intensively (substantially more than 10 hours per week, e.g., taking 6 months or a year off, etc.) may qualify to apply as well without meeting the 3-year requirement, at the discretion of the Anesthesiology PI with whom the student volunteers. Medical case reports will not be considered.