Take a look at several great summer research programs offered this year for students.
The Pediatric Research Program is a one-month research program open to TCOM students during the summer between the first and second year. Run in conjunction with Cook Children’s Health Care System and Child Study Center, students have the opportunity to conduct a research project under the direction of a research mentor from HSC or Cook Children’s. https://www.unthsc.edu/texas-college-of-osteopathic-medicine/pediatric-research-program/
The Office of the Vice Provost for Health Institutes and TCOM sponsor a hands-on four week research program for rising first-year TCOM students during the summer between the first and second year. Students are placed with a faculty research mentor from one of the following institutes: the Institute for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases, Institute for Healthy Aging, North Texas Eye Institute or Institute for Molecular Medicine.
The Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) is administered by the Institute for Healthy Aging. The MSTAR-IHA program encourages medical students to develop interest in geriatrics and opt for a geriatrics career by participating in this six-week summer program for rising first-year TCOM students. The program contains a strong research component and clinical shadowing counted towards TCOM year II preceptor requirements.