NIDDK Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes

The Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health through the NIDDK and allows medical students to conduct research under the direction of an established scientist in the areas of diabetes, hormone action, physiology, islet cell biology or obesity at an institution with one of the NIDDK-funded Research Centers during the summer between the first and second year or second and third year of medical school.

The goal of the Program is to encourage medical students to consider research in diabetes and its complications as a career and to educate students about diabetes. Program Consultants assist students in selecting an appropriate research project and preceptor. Prior research experience is not required. In addition to working on his/her own research project, each student views web-cast seminars addressing clinical and research aspects of diabetes mellitus and its complications.

Students spend 2-3 months working on their research project at a Diabetes Center and receive a weekly stipend. Commencement dates and conclusion for the program are reasonably flexible; however, all students will present their results at a research symposium in Nashville, TN. on August 6-7, 2014 (travel funds provided).
You must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident to participate in this program.

Questions regarding the Program should be directed to:
NIDDK Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes
E-mail: niddk.diabetes.student.research@vanderbilt.edu

The NIDDK Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes is funded by
the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).

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Last updated: 06/04/2014