Summer Research Opportunities

The Pediatric Multidisciplinary Research Unit takes summer interns in high school, undergraduate and graduate programs or volunteers.  If you are interested in a formal summer internship we partner with the following programs:

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Consortium (UROC)

UROC  provides participants with excellent research training and graduate school preparation through an intensive 10-week research experience under the guidance of a faculty mentor, professional development and graduate admission workshops, a free professional GRE workshop and encouragement to take the GRE during UROC, social opportunities and a support network of like-minded peers, poster session presentation, oral presentation, and abstract writing.


At the heart of Q-Cubed is the College of Medicine’s Curriculum on Medical Ignorance (CMI). The goal of this curriculum is to gain understanding of the shifting domains of ignorance, uncertainty, and the unknown as it relates to medicine and medical research.  Developed in the mid-1980s, the Summer Institute on Medical Ignorance (SIMI) utilizes this form of thinking and was developed to enrich student education and general health literacy beyond classroom lectures.  High school students, undergraduate students, and medical students all participate in the summer program. They have the opportunity to work closely with distinguished scientists and physicians, who teach them how to translate questioning techniques into their lives and classrooms. 

Medical Student Research Program

Our Medical Student Research Program (MSRP) enriches medical student education beyond classrooms and clerkships. Our alumni enter medicine with experience conducting, presenting and even publishing medical research. Many MSRP students go on to pursue joint MD/PhD or other combined degrees, achieving leadership positions in academic medicine or clinical practice.  Past participants often tell us that the MSRP was one of the most enjoyable and productive things they did during medical school, and influenced their choice of career or specialty.