Summer Student Research Program



The Summer Student Research Program provides an eight-week research experience for the New Jersey 1st, 2nd and 3rd year Medical Students, as well as undergraduate students enrolled in our combined BS/MD seven-year program.  Students accepted into the program are rquired to participate in research activites during the eight week period.  On many occasions this has been the students first research experience.  Participation allows students and volunteers to develop a close working relationship with their mentor.

After completing eight-weeks of research in the respective laboratories, students are required to present their research projects at the Summer Student Research Poster Symposium held in late July.  At the symposium students are interviewed and required to explain the results displayed in their poster presentation. 

NOTE:  The eight-week program begins the first week of June and concludes on or before July 31st.  The Kick-off to the SSRP will be held on Friday, May 31, 2019 at 12:00pm in the Rosemary Gellene Room, MSB B-515 followed by lab and biosafety training at 1:30pm in MSB B610. The SSRP Poster Symposium is held Wednesday, July 24, 2019 from 8:30am-2:00pm on B-Level by the escalators (poster session) and the Rosemary Gellene Room, MSB B-515 (seminars).

Projects may include a small stipend and other projects are available thru work-study or volunteerism.   Every year by the end of February, new projects will be poster for the upcoming prospective Summer Program Participants.   Please use this link to access current projects:  SSRP Student Information


This is a competitive program with a limited number of stipend funded projects. Students are required to complete an application, attach a copy current resume and include a brief statement indicating any prior research experience and state how it relates to the current project.  Completed applications can be emailed to Ms. Giovanna Comer at or dropped off to Ms. Roselyn Oaks at the Research Office, MSB, F607-Newark.  The application and attachments will be forwarded to the Faculty Mentor for review. If the student has met the qualifications for the project he/she will be contacted by the Faculty Mentor to schedule an interview. This process could take 2-3 weeks for completion. Students are encourage to call or email Faculty Mentor regarding any questions relating to current projects.

NOTE:   Stipend support is available for a limited number of research projects. Stipend support is also reserved for 1st and 2nd year medical students.. Undergraduate students in the combined BS/MD program may participate as a volunteer or thru work-study while fulfilling their credit requirements.


  • All students participating in the Summer Research Program are required to complete the Collaborative IRB Training Initiative (CITI) Basic Course online, available at: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

  • All students are required to submit an abstract summarizing their research and present their abstract/poster during the SSRP Poster Symposium.

  • Students must be in good academic standing to participate. 
  • Projects are to be carried out during an eight-week period in which the students must not have any other academic activities. Students cannot participate in this program while performing another full-time program sponsored by the New Jersey Medical School.


Participation in the Summer Student Research Program is often the student's first research experience. It provides an opportunity for each student to evaluate the possibility of an academic career in medicine as well as appreciate the value and importance of biomedical research to tomorrow's physicians.

Students who are not enrolled in the New Jersey Medical School may review the available projects and complete the Internship Program Application Packet.  Please use this link to access the Internship Program Application Packet: RBSH Internship/Volunteer Application


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