Medical Research Scholars Program

Future clinician-scientists can enhance health by pursuing careers in biomedical research through the Medical Research Scholars Program, a one-year immersion program in research. The MRSP prepares its Scholars to become tomorrow’s leaders in medicine and biomedical research by involving students in critical training.

Students are being involved in basic, clinical, or translational research investigations, providing a curriculum rich in didactics and professional development, and featuring a robust mentorship and advising program. we strongly advise you to read this blog till the end for more information on this scholarship program.

This scholarship is overseen by the National Institute of health (NIH).

Medical Research Scholars Program breakdown:

  • Name of Institution: National Institute of Health
  • Program: Master’s degree
  • Deadline for application: Not specified
  • Study in: U.S

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About National Institute of Health:

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is a federal agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, responsible for conducting medical research and providing funding for biomedical research projects.

It is the largest biomedical research agency in the world, with 27 institutes and centers that focus on different areas of research, including

  • cancer,
  • genetics,
  • neuroscience, and
  • infectious diseases.

NIH conducts and supports basic, translational, and clinical research to improve human health and prevent and treat diseases. The research conducted at NIH has led to numerous breakthroughs in medical science, including the development of vaccines, treatments for diseases such as HIV and cancer, and the mapping of the human genome.

NIH also provides grants and training opportunities for researchers, both in the United States and internationally, to support scientific advancements in biomedical research. In addition, NIH plays an important role in public health, providing information and resources to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent disease.

The Office of Clinical Research Training and Medical Education manages graduate medical education, resident electives, clinical rotations, and continuing medical education across the NIH. In addition, OCRTME manages internships and fellowships that occur in the NIH Clinical Center

Eligibility for Medical Research Scholars Program:

It is important to note that this scholarship program is only ran for a period of 10-12 month and it is mainly for people 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.

Dental and veterinary students: due to the integrated nature of the third and fourth (clinical) years, participation in the MRSP is recommended after you have completed your second or fourth year in school.

Program Curriculum

  • Scholars participate in the full continuum of biomedical research—from bench investigations to bedside applications
  • Dedicated lectures highlighting the process of discovery, including bioethics, science policy and emerging technologies.
  • Interactive case-centered Clinical Teaching Rounds with investigators presenting their research with participating patients and families.

Journal Clubs

  • Training in clinical protocol development and the conduct of human subjects research
  • Monthly networking sessions with nationally renowned great teachers
  • Workshops in career-life balance, CV-writing, and interviewing

Benefits of this scholarship:

  • Annual stipend
  • Furnished residential housing
  • Relocation Allowance
  • Funding support for conference travel, scientific courses, and textbooks

How to Apply for this scholarship program:

The application cycle for the 2023-2024 class will be October 1.

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Acknowledgement Statement:

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Medical Research Scholars Program is a public-private partnership supported jointly by the NIH and generous contributions to the Foundation for the NIH from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the American Association for Dental Research, the Colgate-Palmolive Company, alumni of student research programs, and other individual supporters via contributions to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health.

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