On this page you will find 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 Dean of Students, and Halina Brukner, MD, our Dean for Medical 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.
AAMC Clinical and Research Opportunities
In addition to the research opportunities below, visit the AAMC Clinical and Research Opportunities page for a comprehensive list of other US opportunities for both year-round programs and summer programs.