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participation in undergraduate research programmes

Discussion in 'Student Research and Publishing' started by Loanna, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. Loanna

    Loanna 2+ Year Member

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    Does anyone know sites of universities, institutes or hospitals that run research programmes in which undergraduate medical students can participate?I am interested in English-speaking countries.A piece of advice on fitting the eligibility requirements best would also be really helpful!Thanks!
     
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  3. blinknoodle

    blinknoodle 2+ Year Member

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  4. Raihan Mirza

    Raihan Mirza The Lone Rider 5+ Year Member

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    the first link is not working
     
  5. MintyKitty

    MintyKitty MPH Graduate 5+ Year Member

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    LA-MI-TX-GA

    About twelve different universities participate in the MHIRT (Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training) Program, funded by the NIH. I went through the program at UM, which only allows UM students to participate, but other programs take applicants from outside schools.

    Summer research experiences take place in international settings, like Ghana, South Africa, Chile, China, etc. Sites depend on the research collaborations of the university. Speaking from my experience at UM, applicants did not have to be a minority to apply, but your interests must lie in addressing health disparities and/or minority health issues. Most participants were undergrads in their junior year. Graduate/medical students were also accepted, but it's much more competitive. In my program, only Chile had a Spanish-language requirement. For all others, English only was OK.

    Google MHIRT or MIRT (previous name) for programs. They're always changing depending on what universities/institutions apply for and/or retain grant money from NIH.
     
  6. MintyKitty

    MintyKitty MPH Graduate 5+ Year Member

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    Here are just a few websites after a quick Google search for MHIRT programs that seem to accept applicants from any university. Contact the MHIRT Program coordinator(s) to get the most updated information regarding eligibility criteria and specific program sites.

    University of Alabama-Birmingham - http://www.soph.uab.edu/mirt/appinfo.htm
    Christian Brothers University - http://www.cbu.edu/~aross/biodept/MIRT-CBU.html
    Hampton University - http://www.hamptonu.edu/academics/schools/science/chemistry/researchProgram.htm
    University of Washington - http://depts.washington.edu/mirt/program.html
     

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