Wake Forest Translational Science Institute (TSI)

Medical Student Research Program


The Medical Student Research Program (MSRP) is a 9-week, full-time summer research experience for Wake Forest medical students. Selection is through a competitive process. Participants work with a faculty mentor to conduct a small research project in basic, clinical, or community-based research and participate in a weekly research ethics seminar series.


  • A modest stipend is provided in accordance with NIH funding guidelines. The MSRP covers funding for stipends.
  • All students are expected to present their research at Medical Student Research Day, held each October.
  • Faculty sponsors, agreeing to supervise the project and provide necessary space, supplies, equipment, and monitoring, serve as mentors for MSRP participants and submit brief project descriptions that are shared with all medical students in January of each year. Students can choose a project from this list or develop an idea of their own.
  • To obtain a research fellowship, the student must submit a fellowship application that will be evaluated on the potential quality of the research training experience. Applications are due on February 15th and are reviewed by a faculty committee. Students selected for the MSRP will be notified in by March 17th.
  • The 2014 program will begin on Monday, June 2nd and end on Friday, August 1st. Required orientation will be held on June 2nd. Students will work on their projects for 40 hours a week for 9 weeks. Attendance at weekly research ethics seminars is required.

Contact Information

Anita Pulley, MSN, RN: apulley@wakehealth.edu | 336-716-9895


Medical Students interested in the 2014 Medical Student Research Program should attend an Information Session on Tuesday, January 7th in Hanes E24 from 11:30am - 12:30pm.