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Medical and Graduate Student Research Opportunities

PCOM designs research experiences for medical and graduate students to stimulate imaginations, gain knowledge and instill commitment to evidence based practices.

PCOM investigators are committed to training students in research methodologies and honing their communication skills. In turn, students contribute to formulation of hypotheses, data collection and sharing of information in a collegial atmosphere within the laboratory, patient care center or clinical research facility.

Information for Medical and Graduate Student Researchers

How can I get involved with research at PCOM?

There are numerous opportunities for medical and graduate students at PCOM, PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia to get involved with PCOM research projects.

  • Read our research related webpages.
  • Read about our research focus areas that may be of interest to you.
  • Within the focus area pages are links to individual faculty members' research pages.
  • Additional information about faculty research can be obtained by reading their publications listed in Digital Commons. Direct links to Digital Commons are provided on the faculty research pages.
  • Review the listings for on- and off-campus research projects located in the Student Research Opportunities page accessed through the Student Research section in myPCOM.
  • Attend the Faculty Research Forum event to receive the most current information on thesis and part time research opportunities.
  • Contact faculty to discuss research projects.

Where can I view additional resources on student research?

  • Review the guidelines for student conduct in the laboratory located within the Student Research page in myPCOM.
  • All students are required to take the Responsible Conduct of Research course accessed through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) program website. Your faculty mentor/principal investigator will guide you to other courses that are pertinent to your project.
  • Approach your work with enthusiasm and dedication. What you learn from research experience will translate into other aspects of your professional life.

Information for Principal Investigators

If you are an principal investigator offering a student research opportunity, please complete our research opportunities Google form or contact Jacquelyn White, PCOM Division of Research office manager, at jacquelynwh@pcom.edu.

Student Research Spotlight

Daniel Horuzsko (DO '23): Research Spotlight on Humanized Mouse Models

April 27, 2021

Horuzsko's research focuses on creating mouse models tailored to patients' immune systems for optimized donor selection in organ transplants.

Student Research Spotlight: Nnedi Osuji (MS/Biomed '21)

January 21, 2021

The biomedical sciences student investigates proteins and genes that affect infants born with congenital heart defects.

Student Research Spotlight: Kaelin DeMuth (DO '23)

December 14, 2020

Second year student worked to explore how healthcare practices can be supplemented by telehealth technology.

Student Research Spotlight: Prakshal Jain (DO '23)

November 4, 2020

Prakshal Jain's curiosity to learn about the human brain led him to spend two years as a student researcher in a neurobiology lab.

Student Research Spotlight: Hilary Gray (DO '22)

October 12, 2020

PCOM medical student shares her experience researching data to aid physicians treating young patients who've been exposed to PCP.

Student Research Spotlight: Anna Dankewich (DPT '21) and Jill Le (DPT '21)

September 8, 2020

The two physical therapy students identified a rehab measure to be published for patients with decreased mobility during illnesses.

Student Research Spotlight: Nicholas Hope (PsyD '22)

August 26, 2020

The clinical psychology student discusses working with PCOM faculty on health psychology and cognitive behavior topics.

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