External Programs and Funding

To the right are listings of national opportunities for medical students to pursue research, international experiences, community service and other training. If you are interested in taking a year off, you can discuss this with James Woodruff, MD, our Associate Dean of Students, and Halina Brukner, MD, our Associate Dean for Medical School Education.

Research Presentation & Conference Support

The Pritzker School of Medicine has limited funding to support students who represent Pritzker or present an abstract or poster at regional or national conferences. To apply for this funding, please click on the link below and complete the electronic form.

Graduate Council Travel Fund

The University of Chicago Graduate Council Travel Fund has limited funding to support student travel. Funding is up to $500 and students may receive the allocation only once. Students can submit an application through the Graduate Council Travel Fund website. Once materials are received, applications are evaluated on the last day of the quarter; students are encouraged to apply during the quarter before their planned travel.

Dean's Letter of Recommendation Request

Many research opportunities will require a Letter of Recommendation from the Dean. At least two weeks before the deadline for application, please email Rebecca Silverman with information on the opportunity and instructions on how to submit a Letter of Recommendation.

For Letters of Good Standing, email Jill Kelly.