Summer Pediatrics Internship in Research

The Summer Pediatric Internship in Research is a 10-week summer program combining research and clinical aspects of pediatrics and/or pediatric subspecialties.

The Summer Pediatric Internship in Research is a mentored program designed to provide research experience to first-year Jacobs School medical students. In our program, you will be paired with a faculty mentor to complete a pediatric or pediatric specialty research project.

In addition to conducting research, you will attend departmental meetings to gain exposure to the clinical aspects of the subspecialty.

At the end of the 10-week internship, you will have the opportunity to present your work to faculty and peers in the department, at the Pediatrics Department Research Forum, and at the schoolwide Medical Student Research Forum.

Our faculty mentors encourage our student researchers to publish study results and present at national meetings.



Internships take place on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (Mark Hicar, MD, PhD), at the University at Buffalo’s South Campus (Lab of Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, PhD), and in local community settings such as local restaurants (Anzman-Frasca’s lab.)

Number of Positions

We accept 1-4 students per year, depending on student/mentor fit and funding.


First-year Jacobs School medical students in good standing are eligible.

Program Dates

This is a 10-week internship during the summer between your first and second year.



How to Apply

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Application Deadline

Feb. 15.

Award Notification

Applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted on a rolling basis, with the goal to finalize offers by March.


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

Hicar, Mark

Mark Hicar, MD, PhD, FPIDS, FIDSA

Associate Professor; Interim Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases; Program Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship

UBMD Pediatrics Division of Infectious Diseases 1001 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 323-0150; Fax: (716) 323-0296


Anzman-Frasca, Stephanie

Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, PhD

Associate Professor

University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Division of Behavioral Medicine G56 Farber Hall, 3435 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14214

Phone: (716) 829-6692; Fax: (716) 829-3993