Veterinary Students Wanted for NIH Research Program

By: Stephanie Fisher, program manager and policy analyst, Governmental Relations Division

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is looking for creative, research-oriented medical, dental and veterinary students who can participate in its Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP) for the 2014-2015 term.

MRSP is a comprehensive, year-long research enrichment program designed to pair student scholars with mentors to conduct research projects that match the students’ professional interests and career goals. Based out of NIH’s Bethesda, Md., campus, the program helps veterinary students enter the field of biomedical research while exposing them to the full spectrum of science in the interests of public health. NIH uses veterinarians’ unique skills and perspectives to further advance the field of biomedical science.

MRSP student scholars will experience the full continuum of biomedical research—the bench, the bedside and beyond. The MRSP academic curriculum includes:

  • lectures on clinical research topics in areas such as bioethics, science policy and emerging technologies;
  • training in clinical protocol development and the conduct of human subjects research;
  • participation in clinical rounds focusing on the research patient population in the NIH Clinical Center; and
  • academic leadership training.

The program will begin accepting applications for the 2014-2015 term on Oct. 1. For more about the MRSP or to apply, visit NIH’s website.

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