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NIH Medical Research Scholars Program: Applications due 1/10/20

November 11, 2019 by Jennifer Smith

Competitive Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP) is accepting applications through January 10, 2020.

Please join us for an Informational Webinar on the NIH Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP) on Thursday November 7th at 1pm. 

The Medical Research Scholars Program is a yearlong research immersion program for future clinician-scientists that advances health by inspiring careers in biomedical research. By engaging students in basic, clinical, or translational research investigations, offering a curriculum rich in didactics and professional development, and featuring a robust mentorship and advising program, MRSP prepares its Scholars to become tomorrow's leaders in medicine and biomedical research.  The 12-month program is designed for students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, have a strong interest in conducting basic, translational, clinical or epidemiological research and are currently enrolled in their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year at an accredited medical, dental, or veterinary program.  The application cycle for the 2020-2021 class is now open up to January 10, 2020.  More information about the MRSP Program can be found here.

The selected participants receive mentored training and conduct research in areas that match their personal interests and research goals. For the 2019 class, interest in the fields of oncology and neurology was strong, with additional areas of robust interest including otolaryngology (research on causes of deafness and novel treatments for head and neck cancer), immunology, genetics, ophthalmology and urology, among others. The training experience forms the core of the program and allows these future clinician-scientists to carry out research across the full spectrum of science in the interest of improving public health. The scholars work with an advisor who provides guidance on creating a career development plan and on selecting an NIH research mentor. Mentors are fulltime NIH investigators with basic, clinical or translational research programs. Over the course of the academic year, MRSP scholars participate in courses, journal club seminars, a structured lecture series and clinical teaching rounds at the NIH Clinical Center. They also present their research to the NIH community and at national and international professional conferences.