Division of General Pediatrics Internship

This internship provides a rising second-year medical student with experience in pediatric primary care clinical research with a focus in asthma.

You will be responsible for enrolling patients and managing the database in an asthma research study and participate in other ongoing studies.

You’ll be taught the national guidelines on asthma assessment and management, similar to what is taught to third-year medical students and pediatric residents. You will join Department of Family Medicine research students in their workshop series on how to conduct primary care research.

You will give an oral presentation on your research findings to department faculty and fellow students at the end of the summer.

You will also prepare a poster for the school’s Medical Student Research Forum.

There are also opportunities to participate in clinical care in a general pediatric clinic.

Number of Positions

We typically accept one student per year. Please contact Lucy Holmes, MD, MPH, before submitting an application to be sure a position is available.


Rising second-year Jacobs School medical students interested in pediatric research are eligible.

Program Dates

This is an eight-week internship during the summer between your first and second year. The dates are flexible.



How to Apply

Submit your curriculum vitae (CV) with a letter of intent that includes answers to the following questions:

  • What are your career goals?
  • What do you hope to gain from this internship?
  • Describe any previous research and/or clinical experience.

Participation Requirements

At least two months prior to the internship starting, you must complete two online courses required by the Institutional Review Board to conduct research.

Application Deadline

Feb. 15.

Award Notification

Applicants will be interviewed after they submit their application, and a selection will be made by mid-March.

The successful candidate will be notified by email.


If you have questions about this research opportunity, please contact:

Holmes, Lucy

Lucy Holmes, MD, MPH

Clinical Associate Professor

UBMD Pediatrics Division of General Pediatrics 1001 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 323-0034; Fax: (716) 323-0292

Email: luholmes@buffalo.edu