Student Research


Research Opportunities for Students

The School of Medicine faculty encourages students to participate in research projects in any field of interest. Commitment time can vary, from a summer rotation to a year or more depending on the opportunity.


Getting Started


Open Research Opportunities


Please contact Miyako Rauls for all research questions and research applications and an interview will be scheduled as soon as possible.

Presenting Research

The UMKC Health Sciences Student Research Summit is an event where students can showcase their research through poster and oral presentations. Several cash prizes are awarded based on excellence.

April 11, 2014 marked the inaugural Vijay Babu Rayudu Quality and Patient Safety Day at the School of Medicine, an annual event giving students, residents, fellows and faculty an opportunity to present their research and learn from experts in the field.

Potential Research Funding

Sarah Morrison Award: The goal of the Sarah Morrison Award is to help students learn the value and application of research in the study and practice of medicine by providing funds (up to $3,000) to support the expenses of such research.

Required Research Compliance

It is the responsibility of the students’ mentors to implement the requirements of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) for studies involving animals and the Institutional Review Board (IRB) as applicable, for studies involving human research subjects.  In addition, mentors and students are responsible for conducting their research in accordance within University and institutional affiliates’ research policies.


For More Information

Frequently Asked Student Research Questions
Getting Started in Student Research

Dr. Paula Nichols
Associate Dean of Research