Medical and Graduate Student Research Opportunities

PCOM designs research experiences for medical and graduate students to stimulate the imagination, 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.

Can I earn Federal Work-Study funds while participating in research?

Some research lab positions may allow students to earn funds through Federal Work-Study (FWS) while participating in faculty research projects.

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

Student Research Spotlight: Samuel P. Prahlow (DO '24)

September 15, 2021

Osteopathic medicine student Samuel Prahlow shares his passion for research and describes the projects he has worked on during grad and med school.

Students Participate in Anatomy Lab Research Projects

September 15, 2021

Research groups are overseen by PCOM South Georgia faculty as they explore cadavers and slides for different diseases.

College Partners with NIH's All of Us Research Program

June 15, 2021

The All of Us Research Program will provide research opportunities for PCOM medical students, graduate students and faculty members.

Christopher Sutera (DO '24): Student Research on Myo/Nog Cells

June 1, 2021

Myo/Nog cells, which were originally discovered at PCOM, may have therapeutic effects for those with eye diseases and blindness.

College Holds Virtual Research Week

May 26, 2021

Virtual research week showcases the ongoing research of students, faculty and staff from PCOM's three locations.

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.

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