As a medical student at Ohio State, you will have numerous opportunities to test your interest in biomedical research or contribute to studies conducted by some of the nation’s most respected research scientists. Many of our students perform research with the aid of scholarships and fellowships designed to support their research interests while pursuing a medical degree.
Ohio State’s Medical Student Research Program connects medical students with available basic, clinical and translational research opportunities, faculty research mentors and research funding opportunities. Intramural scholarships are available to medical students through the Ohio State University College of Medicine. Extramural fellowships are available from institutions such as the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), Sarnoff Foundation, and many other scientific, specialty and disease-specific foundations. Students are encouraged to find a research mentor and apply to multiple funding sources to maximize funding opportunities.