There are many outstanding short-term opportunities for students to participate in biomedical research, clinical, and global health experiences through UAB and other institutions and agencies. The summer between the first and second years is an excellent time for students to participate in these opportunities and many are designed for students who have completed their first year of medical school. In addition, these opportunities afford students the chance to explore career opportunities available to physicians as well as providing an effective mechanism to begin to examine an area of interest for the scholarly activity conducted in the third year.

External Opportunities

Students who are interested in global health experiences during the summer are encouraged to contact the Medical Student Enrichment Program.

Tips & Advice

Carefully review the guidelines provided by the program to ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria and are aware of all requirements.

Request letters of recommendation at least two weeks in advance from the Dean for Students. Make an appointment with Dr. Laura Kezar, Associate Dean for Students, and be sure to provide information on the program to which you are applying and a recent CV.

Submit your application for review by the Office of Grants and Contracts if your fellowship or grant application requires an "Official Signing for the Institution."

    • Allow at least 3 business days before the application deadline for paper submissions.
    • Allow at least 10 business days before the application deadline for a submission.
    • You will also need the assistance of your mentor/sponsor's business office.
Advice for MS1 Students