ICTS

Mentored Scholarly Research Program

Section 1

The Medical Student Research Program provides UCI medical students the opportunity to develop insight and understanding of translational biomedical research through completion of a mentored scholarly project.  To accomplish this goal the ICTS has developed three research tracks; Mentored Scholarly Projects (MSP), Immersion Experience, and Global Health Research Education and Training (GHREAT). 

Application  (Process will be discussed in the Fundamentals of Research Elective)

  • Application (1 Page Summary)
    • 1 paragraph addressing why you are interested in participating in research during Medical School and how you see research intertwining with your career as an MD
    • 1 paragraph explaining your past experiences with research
    • List of the top 3 mentors you are interested in working with along with a 2 sentence explanation regarding your interest to work with that mentor for each mentor indicated.
  • CV

In order to be eligible for Distinction in Research at graduation, all tracks of the MSRP must complete the following requirements:

  • The student must graduate in the top 30% of their class 
  • The student must complete all four years of the MSRP 
  • The student must publish one first-authored manuscript, or two non-first-authored manuscripts


Medical Students are encouraged to apply for external funding to support their research. Please find a list of possible opportunities here.

For more information about these programs please contact Brooke Piercy at piercyb@hs.uci.edu.