Take a TRIP with TRI this Summer
In partnership with the College of Medicine Honors in Research program, The Translational Research Institute (TRI) is pleased to offer an exciting research experience to first and second year medical students. TRI, through its Rural Research Network and programs, is looking for students interested in learning about and participating in community-based research focused in medically underserved, rural, and minority populations. The Translational Research Innovations and Partners (TRIP) program was developed to provide medical students with cross-cutting research experiences using innovations that facilitate research with rural partnerships. If you are a first-or second-year medical student looking for a summer research experience, we welcome you to apply to the TRI TRIP program in Rural Health. The program is being offered at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) campus in Little Rock, UAMS-Northwest campus in Fayetteville, and the research experience may include field research across communities in Arkansas, depending on research focus area. This program is funded, in part, by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, NCATS grant UL1TR003107.
Program Features: Rural Research, Informatics Approaches, Digital Health Innovations, Community-Based Field Work, Collaborations in Medically Underserved Areas, Team Science and Learning, Innovative Mentoring and Support
Learning objectives: Provide first- and second-year medical students with cross-cutting research experiences using innovations that facilitate research with rural partnerships and also a mentored campus experience of the developmental, organizational, and statistical components of preparing for and implementing community/rural research projects.
Eligibility and requirements: First and second-year medical students who have an interest in community-based and rural research and will commit 10 weeks during the summer to participate in an innovative and immersive research experience. (Full-time, 40 hours/week)
Program dates: June 1 – August 6, 2021
Student stipend: $4,000
Living expenses for field work: Up to $2,000 for students doing rural field work
Application due date: April 1, 2021
How to apply: Online via the TRIP portal. UAMS College of Medicine Honors in Research program website. Select “Community/Rural Research” as the area of interest to engage the Translational Research Innovations and Partnerships application.