BCOM Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship Program


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.

Program Dates and Deadlines:

Faculty application deadline November 1st, 2018
Abstracts released to students December 3rd, 2018
Student application deadline January 14th, 2019
Student/project matching January 18th, 2019
Acceptance notification January 25th, 2019
Start of program May 28th, 2019
Medical Student Research Day July 19th, 2019


This program aims to mentor participants in the practice of designing and implementing research and creative scholarship, therefore participants are expected to dedicate full commitment to the project.  Although, the conditions and demands will vary from project-to-project, participants are expected to complete the full duration of the program and present their findings at Medical Student Research Day.

Medical Student Research Day:

Medical Student Research Day (MSRD) is an annual, one day event that will be held on BCOM campus during orientation week on July 19th, 2019.  MSRD celebrates medical student research accomplishments, and provides the opportunity for student participants to present their research.  Participants of the Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship Program are required to present their research projects during a formal poster session to fellow students, faculty, judges, and other attendees.  Presentations will be judged, and awards will be given for the best presentations within the four basic categories: biomedical science, clinical science and osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), population and public health, and medical education.  MSRD schedule of events also includes lunch for student presenters, an inspiring keynote address, and dinner with the keynote speaker for award winners.


For more information on MSRD, please click the 2018 MSRD link in the menu above, or view the 2018 MSRD Event Program.


Steven J. Ontiveros, MBA, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Director of Student Research, Office of Research & Sponsored Programs
3501 Arrowhead Dr.
Las Cruces, NM 88001
Office Number: 321
Office Phone: (575) 674-2331
Email: sjontiveros@bcomNM.org or research@bcomNM.org