Family Medicine Summer Research Fellowship
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Each summer, the Department of Family Medicine will accept up to eight first year medical students from UNC for a 2-month, paid fellowship designed to provide a flexible but high quality research experience. The Fellowship will help match students with faculty who have ongoing, exciting projects that are relevant to clinical medicine and/or population health. In addition to one-on-one mentorship by faculty, our summer research fellows will participate in structured seminars and spend time in clinical settings with Family Medicine residents and faculty.
Why become a Fellow?
Selection and participation in UNC Family Medicine Research Fellows program will give you:
- A formal mentorship program that includes a primary faculty mentor and weekly meetings with other faculty and students
- Participation in research
- Opportunity to work in clinical settings,
- Education and experience in research methodology and project management
- Education and experience with data collection, data management, and data analysis
- Publishing and presentation options with guidance from faculty
- Connectivity with like-minded faculty, residents, and students towards a common goal
- A stipend to conduct research during the summer
The goal of the UNC Family Medicine Research Fellows Program is to provide innovative enthusiastic students with a mentored experience in meaningful Family Medicine research. The UNC program takes place during the months of June and July and includes an online research certificate program, weekly discussion groups, and clinic shadowing opportunities in addition to the mentored research project. Continuation into the fall semester is possible through an elective called, FMME 150: Research Mentorship in Family Medicine. Research Fellows will always be welcome at future didactic sessions, departmental events, as well as continue to enjoy faculty mentorship and a nurturing relationship with the Department of Family Medicine.
If you have questions, please contact Kayla Bonnell (email@example.com) or Dawn Morriston (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The process is easy….
Step 1: Be interested in Primary Care and/or Community Health
Step 3: Contact the faculty member associated with your area of interest for a preliminary, informal interview.
Step 4: Complete the Research Fellows in Family Medicine application below.
Timelines and Deadlines:
December-February: Reach out to faculty and find the right project for you!
Have your application completed by March 1, 2024
Summer Project Season: June 1- July 27, 2024
Didactics and Discussion Groups: Summer research students will complete the MAHEC Online Research Certificate modules and attend weekly discussion groups to connect online modules to their projects and growth as researchers. Weekly discussion groups will be led and facilitated by Family Medicine faculty.