Summer Research Training Program (SRTP) for Medical Students

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The goal of the Summer Research Training Program (SRTP) is to encourage medical students to pursue their interests in medical research. SRTP enables first and second-year medical students in Schulich Medicine & Dentistry to work under the supervision of a faculty member on a research project during the summer months, for one or two summers. Students participate in SRTP for ten weeks in the summer.

SRTP requires one or two summer commitments from both the student as well as the supervisor. The project duration (one summer or two summers) must be specified in the project description and in the completed application. Note that a one-summer project cannot be expandable to two summers at a later date.

Scholarship Value

Schulich Medicine & Dentistry provides funds for one or two summers, in the form of a stipend, to support STRP participants. Participants will receive a stipend of $4,500 per summer.  Participants have to work full-time for 10 weeks on their project.


Students enrolled in the first year of the MD program at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry may apply for SRTP.  This includes students at both the London and Windsor sites.  Students enrolled in Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s Ph.D. program or students currently enrolled in a master’s program are not eligible for SRTP. Moreover, students who already hold a Ph.D. or master’s degree and wish to participate in SRTP may not work in the same laboratory where they received their graduate training. To be eligible for this training program:

  • Applicants must complete a research project, over one or two summers, under the supervision of a faculty member in Schulich Medicine & Dentistry.
  • They have to present their project at the SRTP Seminar Series during the first summer and second summer (if applicable). 
  • They must attend SRTP Seminar Series held in the morning of approximately six of the ten weeks during the summer.
  • Besides, they must submit report at the end of the first summer. For students in a project of two summers duration, this will be an intern report. For students in a project of one summer duration, this will be a final report.
  • Afterward, they should submit a final report at the end of the second summer (if applicable) in competition for one of the three available prizes.
  • Further, depending on the source of funds, participants may be required to provide additional information to a funding agency.

Program Funding

The Summer Research Training Program is supported with funds from sources including:

  • Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
  • Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry clinical departments
  • Lawson Health Research Institute
  • Mach-Gaensslen Foundation of Canada
  • Margaret A. McCullough Heart Research Fund
  • Underwood Scholarship in Diabetes

Application Schedule

  • December 6, 2021 – Project proposals due into Research Office from potential supervisors
  • List of SRTP Projects made available to the Medicine Class of 2024. 
  • December 2021 / January 2022 – Interested students review the available projects submitted by faculty members and contact potential supervisors.
  • January 24, 2022 – Deadline for submission of completed application from students and supervisors.
  • March 2022 – Students and supervisors are informed of the funding decisions.

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