The Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health through the NIDDK and allows medical students to conduct research under the direction of an established scientist in the areas of diabetes, hormone action, physiology, islet cell biology or obesity at an institution with one of the NIDDK-funded Research Centers during the summer between the first and second year or second and third year of medical school. The Program helps students gain an improved understanding of career opportunities in biomedical research and a comprehensive understanding of diabetes, its clinical manifestations and its unsolved problems.

Prior research experience is not required.

In addition to working on his/her own research project, each student attends a series of web-cast seminars addressing various clinical and research aspects of diabetes mellitus and its complications. At the conclusion of the summer, each student presents a brief summary of his/her work at a scientific symposium for all Program participants in Nashville, TN
(July 29th and 30th, 2020).

Important information:

- Must spend 2-3 months in the Program 
(commencement and conclusion dates reasonably flexible)
- Stipend of approximately $2,000 per month for food and housing, etc.
- Students must find housing (Diabetes Centers will help)
- Must attend research symposium July 29th and 30th, 2020 in Nashville, TN 
(travel allowance provided)
- Student must be a US citizen or permanent resident

2020 Program Announcement

2020 Program Application


The NIDDK Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes is funded by 
the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).

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