Summer Research Program
The Summer Medical Student Research Program provides a 8-week research opportunity in either biomedical or clinical research.
This program is for second-year UIC medical students only.
Medicina Fellows Program
The Medicina Fellows Program prepares first year UIC medical students interested in working with an urban setting by providing seminars which focus on health disparities and medical specialties which influence or obstruct Latino health.
The Summer Medical Student Research Program provides a paid for 8-week research opportunity in either biomedical or clinical research. This program is for UI COM rising second-year medical students only.
On the UIC campus, there are faculty in several colleges that conduct research on health disparities issues that impact Latino and other minority communities. Participants are assigned either a research laboratory or clinic to work in during the 8-week period.
In addition to their research, students have the opportunity to take part in weekly seminars presented by distinguished faculty and obtain critical feedback of their research by established investigators. After the program is completed, some participants receive additional support to present their research at local and national conferences. The program begins June 26 and ends August 18, 2023. The application deadline is EXTENDED to April 3, 2023.
Ongoing Research Topics
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Transplant Surgery
- Global Health
Medicina Fellows Program
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Hispanic Center of Excellence’s (HCOE) Medicina Fellows Program prepares students interested in working with an urban setting by providing them with seminars which focus the numerous cultural, social, and economic factors which influence or obstruct Latino health. The program also engages students to learn about which specialties can impact the Latino community. The Fellows will meet six times during the course of the M1 and M2 year.
Learn about the various health risk factors affecting the Latino community.
Explore specialties that can improve Latino health
Interact with other medical students, residents, and faculty interested in health disparities
Provide USMLE support for M2 year
Develop Latino medical leaders
Help with the transition into residency programs
First year medical student at UIC-COM
Academic good standing
Strong Interest in Latino health
Previous experience working with the under-served Conversational Spanish speakers preferred