I'm interested in doing research at another allopathic school during my MS1 summer. How should I go about this? Should I send e-mails to people in the department I'm looking at? And when should I start contacting/applying?
You might also want to consider if there is a professional medical society that offers a summer fellowship that your research falls under, or a university-sponsored fellowship. For example, if you are interested in neurosurgery research, the Oregon Health & Science University offers the Campagna Scholarship, a summer program open to any medical students.