Students are encouraged to have some research experience while they are in medical school. The opportunities range from laboratory experiences in the biomedical sciences to clinical investigation and fieldwork in epidemiology, preventive medicine, and primary care. Such research can be carried out during summers or during time allotted for elective experiences. The student's academic advisor and the Office of Medical Student Programs will assist in arranging for research experiences.
The Dean's Office Summer Research Fellowships are offered on a competitive basis to students between the M-1 and M-2 years to work on research
projects with Rush faculty in basic science, clinical research and
community service arenas. The Office of Medical Student Programs will
assist in arranging for research experiences on an individual basis during
the academic program.