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Medical Research Scholars Program

  • Cohort Program
  • Resident Immersion Program
  • Clinical, basic, translational, health disparity, and population health research opportunities available

2013-2014 MRSP Scholars conducting researchThe Medical Research Scholars Program endeavors to be the premier training program for future clinician-scientists that advances health by inspiring careers in biomedical research. By engaging students in basic, clinical, or translational research investigations, a curriculum rich in didactics and professional development, and a robust mentorship and advising program, MRSP prepares its Scholars to become tomorrow’s leaders in medicine and biomedical research.


The 12 month program is designed for students who are U.S. citizens and permanent residents who have a strong interest in conduction basic, clinical, translational, population health 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.

Program Curriculum Benefits How to Apply
  • Scholars participate in the full continuum of biomedical research—from bench investigations to population health
  • Dedicated lectures highlighting the continuum of discovery, to include bioethics, science policy and emerging technologies
  • Interactive case-centered Clinical Teaching Rounds with investigators presenting their research with participating patients and families
  • Journal Clubs
  • Training in clinical protocol development and the conduct of human subjects research
  • Monthly networking sessions with national renowned great teachers
  • Workshops in career-life balance, CV-writing, and interviewing
  • Annual Stipend
  • Furnished residential housing
  • Relocation Allowance
  • Funding support for conference travel, scientific courses, and textbooks
  • The application cycle for the 2020-2021 class will be October 1, 2019-January 10, 2020

Acknowledgement Statement

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Medical Research Scholars Program is a public-private partnership supported jointly by the NIH and generous contributions to the Foundation for the NIH from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the American Association for Dental Research, the Colgate-Palmolive Company, Elsevier, alumni of student research programs, and other individual supporters via contributions to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health.

What's New

MRSP 2019 Research Symposium: May 6-7, 2019, Building 10, FAES Classrooms and Terrace

MRSP Informational Webinar on YouTube: Watch the 2019-2020 MRSP Information Webinar.

Webinar Materials:2019-2020 MRSP Informational Webinar Presentation

Press Release: NIH Announces 2018-2019 Medical Research Scholars Program Class

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This page last updated on 09/09/2019

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