Research Information for Medical StudentsThe UAB Department of Ophthalmology offers research opportunities for medical students in both basic and clinical research. Areas of faculty interest include:
More in-depth information is found in the Faculty and Physicians section of the website.
There are two types of research projects: Scholarly Activity and Summer Research Fellowships.
Scholarly Activity is a course requirement of the School of Medicine and typically occurs during the second or third year of medical school. It is an intensive two month experience during which the student works closely with a faculty member toward publishable research. The grade for the course is dependent upon successful completion and active participation. Interested students should apply several months prior to their scheduled block – see below for details on how to apply.
Summer Research Fellowships occur during the summer following the first year of medical school and are funded on a competitive basis with both School of Medicine funds and outside foundation support. These are extremely limited in number and our department application target date is November 15, as the funding deadlines occur early in the new year. Some of the outside foundations which offer medical student funding are listed below.
Fight for Sight
American Federation for Aging Research
Research to Prevent Blindness
American Health Assistance Foundation (recently changed to BrightFocus)
Foundation Fighting Blindness