Summer Research Program Opportunities for Students

Welcome to the VCU School of Medicine Summer Research program! We invite current first year VCU Medical School students to use this as a central resource to:

  • Identify research opportunities
  • Apply online for Dean's Summer Research Fellowship funding

Interested students must register for School of Medicine summer research programs through this website, even if you have independently contacted a research mentor and arranged for a summer position.

Questions concerning the Summer Research Program may be directed to Ms. Sandra Sorrell, (804) 828-0673,, Sanger Hall room 1-055D.

Click the panels below for instructions on how to register for School of Medicine research programs.

Medical Science Internship Program

Information about the VCU School of Medicine Medical Science Internship Program is below.

MSIP 2019 Program Dates

  • Application is now open
  • Application deadline: 11:59PM EST Friday, March 1, 2019
  • Program dates: Monday, June 24th - Friday, August 2nd, 2019

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For six weeks, each intern will be paired with a VCU researcher/scientist, either on the Monroe Park campus or the MCV campus. Under the guidance of the lab mentor, interns will work on a research project. Interns will work in a lab environment and conduct research by proposing hypotheses, performing experiments, and analyzing results. Interns will typically be working in the lab Monday – Friday and may average 30+ hours a week. During the last week of the program, the interns will present their projects to their peers, friends, family, and the VCU community. 

During the program, the interns will have the opportunity to attend weekly seminars and events sponsored by VCU or by organizations affiliated with VCU. Further information
regarding the seminars and events will be provided to the interns once the program begins. 

Unfortunately at this time, VCU MSIP will not be able to offer the interns a stipend.

MSIP has foundational support from the VCU Center on Health Disparities and the VCU School of Medicine Admissions.


Donate to the Medical Science Internship Program

If you would like to help support this program, please contact the director ( of the program for more information. All donations are tax-deductible.

Contact the director