Press Release: NIH Announces 2023-2024 Medical Research Scholars Program Class
The Medical Research Scholars Program is a year long research immersion program for future clinician-scientists that advances health by inspiring careers in biomedical research. By engaging students in basic, clinical, or translational research investigations, offering a curriculum rich in didactics and professional development, and featuring a robust mentorship and advising program, MRSP prepares its Scholars to become tomorrow's leaders in medicine and biomedical research.
"Participating in the National Institutes of Health's Medical Research Scholars Program ignited my passion as I witnessed research innovation and the brilliance of world-class researchers. Engaging in epidemiology research allowed me to positively impact underrepresented communities, shaping my commitment to drive meaningful advancements in healthcare and equitable global impact."
"My time in the MRSP afforded me an outstanding professional development opportunity to learn, think, and ask critical questions among established and burgeoning scientists, who are and will be leaders in their fields. It has been a privilege to contribute to groundbreaking research that advances foundational science through patient care. I am confident that this year has fortified my goals of becoming a clinician-scientist dedicated to neuroscience discovery."
"The MRSP has been an invaluable experience as an aspiring physician scientist. Through this program, I was fortunate to build close friendships that have been instrumental in my learning and growth. I gained valuable research skills through available courses, lectures and direct mentorship from exceptional scientists. I am looking forward to continuing my journey at NIDCR for another year and look forward to making meaningful contributions to research that directly benefits patients."
"The training the NIH MRSP program provides young clinician scientists is the best opportunity to transform the world around them through both bench and clinical research. I have no doubt that I am prepared for a career as a physician-scientist investigating novel therapies and treating complex patients moving forward."
The 10-12 month program is designed for students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, have a strong interest in conducting basic, translational, clinical or epidemiological research and are currently enrolled in their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year at an accredited medical, dental, or veterinary program.
Dental and veterinary students: due to the integrated nature of the third and fourth (clinical) years, participation in the MRSP is recommended after you have completed your second or fourth year in school.
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Medical Research Scholars Program is a public-private partnership supported jointly by the NIH and contributions to the Foundation for NIH, alumni of student research programs, and other individual supporters via contributions to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health.