Research and Clinical Opportunities

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Medical Student Research Training Program in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases


The Vanderbilt Student Research Training Program, funded by the Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center, allows medical students to conduct independent research under the direction of an established scientist during the summer between the first and second year or second and third year of medical school. The possible areas of diabetes-related investigation are quite broad and range from basic laboratory studies on gene regulation to clinical studies in humans. Program staff will assist students in selecting an appropriate research project and preceptor. Prior research experience is not required. In addition to working on his/her own research project, each student attends a series of seminars addressing various clinical and research aspects of diabetes mellitus and its complications.