Whether you find the concept of research intriguing, want to
enhance your career prospects by exploring a specialty from a
different angle, or are driven to make a difference from bench to
bedside, we’ll support you with a unique experience matched
to your goals.
During your first year of medical school, we’ll explain
the broad range of research opportunities available at UB. If you
want to pursue research, we’ll connect you with a dedicated
faculty mentor whose work aligns with your professional interests
You can start conducting research during the summer between your
first and second years of school—and many of our students
You may continue researching during your second year, provided it doesn’t interfere with your studies.
In your third and fourth years, you may select research as an elective.
Our medical students receive stipends to conduct summer research
in several of our departments and divisions, including:
Up to seven rising second-year medical students are given funding for their proposed summer research with UB-affiliated researchers through this fellowship fund. Students who are planning on doing cardiovascular-related research will be considered out of the pool of candidates for the Nader Fellowship.
Medical students in the Department of Emergency Medicine’s 10-week summer research program collaborate on research with an attending physician, enroll patients for ongoing studies at Erie County Medical Center, train clinically and present their projects to their peers.
The Department of Family Medicine’s eight-week summer research assistantships pair students with faculty to study such topics as primary care, health services, underserved patient populations, practice transformation and the patient-centered medical home.
Students reinforce their practical research experience with seminars and poster presentations. They may continue working on their research during the school year.
Often referred to as the T-35 program, this in-depth summer research fellowship offers rising second-year medical students the chance to conduct NIH-funded research at UB or Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.
These six- and eight-week summer internships combine research and clinical aspects of pediatrics and/or pediatric subspecialties. They take place at Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.
This ten-week mentored research program is designed for medical students interested in orthopaedic surgery, and it takes place in the summer between the first and second years of medical school. The Department of Orthopaedics interviews students regarding their specific interests and pairs them with faculty mentors to work on research projects. The research venues are determined by project and mentor. Many take place in the anatomy lab.
As a rising second-year student, you also may choose to conduct summer research outside UB.
We have helped identify summer research opportunities for our students at, among other institutions:
We can help you find year-long fellowships that expand your
research training while you’re on academic leave from
Our students have participated in the following research
If you’re committed to caring for patients and making breakthroughs that improve their quality of life, we’ll fully prepare you for a rewarding career as a medical scientist.
Our combined MD/PhD program tightly integrates a clinical and
research curriculum, equipping you with the skills to conduct basic
science and translational research, advance health care and make a