Summer Pediatrics Internship in Research

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

You will be paired with a faculty mentor to complete a research project in pediatrics or pediatric specialty. Current projects focus on Kawasaki disease and B cell immunology in children.

At the end of the 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.

You will attend departmental meetings to gain exposure to the clinical aspects of the subspecialty.

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

Internships take place at Oishei Children’s Hospital and Conventus, on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

Number of Positions

We accept 1-3 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 an eight-week internship during the summer between your first and second year. The dates are flexible.



How to Apply

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Application Deadline

March 1st, 2020.

Award Notification

Principal investigators will contact potental candidates for interviews by end of March.


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

Hicar, Mark

Mark Hicar, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

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

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