BCOM Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship Program

Student application deadline - January 14th, 2019

The purpose of the Summer Research Fellowship Program is to provide BCOM medical students the opportunity to participate in BCOM faculty-driven research and creative scholarship during the summer.  This program is designed for students that are interested in enhancing their research proficiency outside of the formal class structure.  Participants will engage in mentored research and creative scholarship during a 6 week summer experience by working closely with a BCOM faculty member.  Program participants are matched with a faculty mentor in an area of interest, and will assist with the execution of the project.  The summer research program will begin on May 28th, 2019, and culminates with Medical Student Research Day on July 19th, 2019.


Research and scholarly activity is of paramount importance in the academic realms of the biomedical sciences, clinical sciences, and educational sciences. BCOM supports and encourages the active pursuit of research in the biomedical and clinical sciences, in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, and in medical education. Research at BCOM is driven by faculty interests in four major areas:

  • Basic Biomedical Science
  • Clinical Science
  • Medical Education
  • Population Health

The BCOM Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) operates a core biomedical science laboratory at the Arrowhead Park Genesis Center that is available to faculty and students working under the guidance of faculty. In addition, many BCOM faculty have ongoing collaborative studies with researchers at NMSU as well as many other research institutions. The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs provides both pre-award and post-award support for grants and contracts. In addition, the ORSP has a compliance role in areas of human subjects research, biosafety, and other research areas. The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs may be contacted by email (research@bcomnm.org) or phone ((575) 674-2338).