Summer Student Research Program

The Faculty of Medicine Summer Student Research Program (SSRP) provides undergraduate students with an opportunity to explore their interest in medical research by undertaking a project during the summer, under the supervision of a principal investigator who holds an appointment in the Faculty of Medicine.

Students

MD (years 1 and 2) and non-MD undergraduate students registered at UBC. Dentistry, nursing, and non-UBC students are not eligible.

Application Process for Students

Supervisors

Faculty appointed in the UBC Faculty of Medicine (includes affiliate appointments) at the rank of Instructor or higher (includes clinical).

Application Process for Supervisors

Deadline

February 13, 2015 at 4:00 pm.

Past Projects

SSRP
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The effect of homelessness on health care use

December 11, 2013

Melissa Carr (Communications Coordinator, VFMP) Adrienne Cheung, a second year VFMP student, stands amid the hustle and bustle of St. Paul’s Hospital. She has just returned home from Toronto, after spending some time with her family. Cheung is waiting for Dr. Anita Palepu, a nationally renowned general internist. Dr. Palepu weaves her way through a […]

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Luke Hughson, Northern Medical Program Class of 2016, spent the summer researching gaps in cancer care experienced in isolated Aboriginal communities, such as Haida Gwaii.

Contributing to the health of Aboriginal communities

October 23, 2014

Students participating in the Faculty of Medicine’s Summer Student Research Program gain valuable real-world experiences that inspire them to pursue careers in research, become life-long learners, and develop the skills needed to respond to the fast-moving world of health care. SSRP participant Luke Hughson, Northern Medical Program Class of 2016, and his supervisor, Dr. Robert […]

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