Future Research Opportunities

After completion of the 8-week short-term summer research program, selected students will be encouraged by the Program Directors and their mentors to apply for extramural short-term medical student research fellowships (offered by the American Gastroenterological Association and the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, etc.).  As part of the CWRU SOM curriculum, all medical students perform research during a 4-month block in their 3rd or 4th year and write a thesis. Students will be encouraged to use this opportunity to continue to expand the Case MSSRP-supported research that they performed throughout the Case MSSRP summer research experience between their 1st and 2nd year. In addition, students will be well-positioned for the opportunity to also apply for an MSTP fellowship, which would support successful candidates to take a year off from medical school and perform 12 months of dedicated research in their mentor’s laboratory.