Application Process: Apply online » (Applications for 2019 are closed.)
Stipend: $3200
Duration: Eight weeks: May 18 – July 13, 2020

The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (DFMCH) has several faculty who are eager to have medical students come join them on people-oriented, clinically relevant, hands-on research projects. Students have ample opportunities to see patients in a variety of settings (office, hospital, others), learn some important concepts and skills about research, and participate in social events with other faculty and students.

Schedule: This is a tentative schedule:

  • May 18-20 — Participate with faculty
  • May 21/22 — Orientation at the DFMCH, Madison, Wisconsin
  • May 26 – June 18 — Participate with faculty
  • June 19 — Mid-point seminar in Madison
  • June 22 – July 10 — Participate with faculty
  • July 13 — Final presentations in Madison

Locations: Madison area, Milwaukee

Director: Sean Duffy, MD

Stipends/Housing/Travel: We have funding available to support up to ten students at $3,200 each for the eight-week session.

Apply online » (Applications for 2019 are closed.)  Thank you for your interest.

Please complete the online application, including your cover letter described at the bottom. As soon as your application is received, copies of your application will be circulated to the faculty with whom you are interested in collaborating with. The faculty members will contact you to set up interviews either in person or by phone. These interviews will allow faculty and students to determine whether there is mutual interest. Faculty and student matches will be consummated by signing an agreement, which shall be considered binding on both parties unless dire, unforeseen circumstances occur. Since agreements between faculty and students may be made at any time, students who submit their applications early are more likely to have their choice of projects. For additional information, please contact Christie Legler at:

Phone: (608) 233-0427

2020 Research Projects

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Summer Research & Clinical Assistantship Students

Medical Students Join DFM Faculty on Summer Research Projects.

How to Apply

Fill out the Online application to apply to the Summer Research & Clinical Assistantship.

Applications for 2019 are closed.

Final Presentations