Below is a list of the available research and scholarly opportunities within the Clinical Track.

Hospital Medical Education Program (HME):

Program Overview:

The Hospital Medical Education Program is administered in conjunction with the Indiana Hospital Association, the Indiana State Medical Association and a number of participating hospitals throughout the state of Indiana.  This unique program offers Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) first-year medical students an opportunity to spend a portion of their 2017 summer in one of the participating community hospitals within the state of Indiana learning about clinical medicine and community health.  The program provides opportunities for students to learn and be exposed to clinical medicine, research and community health early in their medical education. At the termination of the hospital experience, students are required to write an abstract describing an instructive clinical case report. For the complete list of the participating hospitals for 2017, please click here.


Be mindful that some hospitals require an interview (mostly by phone). If the hospital you are interested in requires an interview, you must contact the hospital directly either by phone or e-mail to schedule an interview. Hospitals requiring an interview may do so by phone or possibly Skype. As indicated on the attached timetable, all interviews must be completed by Monday, February 1, 2017. This is the same due date for the HME Program Application form where you are indicating your hospital preference(s). Please do not submit your application until you have completed all of your interviews.

The HME Program Application form needs to be completed and returned to the address on the application no later than February 3, 2017. You may also fax it to (317) 278-2691. The preference is as an attachment to an e-mail.

Every attempt will be made to place all qualified students. If demand exceeds supply priority will be given to participating hospitals ranked applicants; otherwise, assignments will be made according to geographical availability and expressed interest. Assignments will be made by February 15, 2017 and notifications will be e-mailed soon thereafter.

Forms and Documents:

2017 HME Student Application Form

2017 HME Pogram Timetable

Contact Information:

Should you have any questions concerning the HME Program, please do not hesitate to contact Jose Espada at (317) 274-1967 or via e-mail at

IUSM Emergency Medicine-Medical Student Research Internship Program:

Program Overview:

The Department of Emergency Medicine leadership is currently investigating innovative and novel approaches in which to increase medical student participation in clinical research during the early stages of their medical education that will enrich, develop, and enhance skills in research methodology and scientific inquiry. Such skills are required for high impact medical practice in today's ever-changing health care environment as well as in the arena of scientific and medical discovery. The purpose of this program is to provide a structured research environment that engages and cultivates medical students' interest, experience, and training in performing clinical research in emergency medicine. The long-term goal of the program is to increase medical students' exposure and experience in emergency medicine clinical research in their early years of medical education with the ultimate goal of fostering and creating interest for their research pursuits after graduation.


Trainees will engage in mentored research experience in the area of emergency medicine clinical trials/studies. The program is designed: i) to increase student awareness of the value of doing clinical research; and ii) to strongly support students interested in a career in academic emergency medicine by providing mentorship and research experience in a busy, high-volume emergency department (ED). The data collected by the trainees are analyzed and interpreted in conjunction with their research mentor on a wide variety of ongoing studies and continuous quality improvement projects.


In addition to hands-on clinical research experience, program participants will be actively involved in a weekly data/journal club as well as research training in the principles of study enrollment, informed consent, study design, and various other research methodologies.


Medical students who will have completed their first year (M1) by the summer program onset are eligible to apply. Each accepted student will be paired with highly qualified faculty mentors for the 10-week summer research internships.

The program is only available in the Indianapolis area. Applicants must be willing to work rotating shifts (including overnight shifts) in the clinical environment.


It is an expectation of the participants to submit an abstract to an IU-sponsored research day. It is also likely that the culmination of the research project will be included in a manuscript and/or presentation at a national meeting and that the student will have co-authorship on the published work.

Examples of Potential Projects:  The table below provides examples of current Emergency Medicine projects the medical students may be assigned.  If you have questions about the Faculty or projects, please contact Lane Coffee at

Assessing suicide risk in Emergency Department
The HELP PAIN Trial: Healing and preventing pain after injury: A randomized clinical trial of venlafaxine following motor vehicle collision
The ICON-RELOADED Study: International Collaborative of NT-proBNP Re-evaluation of Acute Diagnostic Cut-Offs in the ED
Standardization of approach to ED patient with persistent dyspnea and ECG evidence of isolated RV dysfunction


Applications are due on February 1, 2017. Click here to access the RedCap application form for submission.

Contact Information:

For additional information about the program, please contact Lane Coffee at or Anne Nguyen at

IUSM Department of Surgery Summer Research Opportunities

Program Overview:

The IUSM Department of Surgery is pleased to offer up to six 2017 summer research opportunities for first year medical students.  Research opportunities in both Surgery Basic Science as well as Translational/Clinical topics are available.  Interested first year students are encouraged to identify potential mentors in the department and develop a short, 300 word research proposal. 

Proposals will be reviewed and the most meritorious applications funded.  Students will receive a $2,500 stipend for the eight weeks of research.  Students should expect to begin working full time between after May 19 and continue for eight weeks.  Please go to, the department's medical student research webpage.  Potential mentors are listed there.

Questions can be directed to Dr. Leonidas Koniaris at

Student Research Fellowship Program (SRFP) at IUSM-Fort Wayne

Program Overview:

The Student Research Fellowship is a structured program developed to provide students with basic research skills and practical experience in conducting research independently. Registration and detailed information about the 2017 summer program has been announced in December 2016.

Student Eligibility:

First-and second-year students enrolled in an accredited program (DO or MD) are eligible to apply to this program. These students will be expected to lead the student research team and should expect to spend approximately 40 hours per week committed to the research project.


To be considered for the 2017 Student Research Fellowship Program applicants must complete and submit the SRFP application by 5:00 p.m. on February 13, 2017 by email to

Contact Information:

For additional information about the Student Research Fellowship Program, please contact Gina Bailey from IU School of Medicine in Fort Wayne by