Summer Scholars: Medical Students Dive Into Research

September 12, 2023 by Janet Essman Franz

Each summer, many rising second-year medical students engage in clinical, basic science or health policy-related research projects under the guidance of expert faculty. The students choose their topics based on personal passions and immerse themselves in projects tackling medical puzzles and unmet health needs. Engaging in research can be among the most valuable experiences during a medical education.

Wendy Memishian investigated cerebral blood flow autoregulation in adults born from of preeclamptic mothers, under the mentorship from Emmett Whitaker, M.D.

Each summer, many rising second-year medical students engage in clinical, basic science or health policy-related research projects under the guidance of expert faculty. The students choose their topics based on personal passions and immerse themselves in projects tackling medical puzzles and unmet health needs. Engaging in research can be among the most valuable experiences during a medical education. Read on for a glimpse of summer 2023 research by the Larner Class of 2026.

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