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Foundation seeks physician-led research projects for fellowship database

Through the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation’s summer fellowship program, medical students have the opportunity to participate in research under the guidance of a physician mentor. It’s a program that benefits both students and physicians, offering exposure to a different side of medicine for students and providing valuable assistance to physicians conducting research.

To help bring them together, the Foundation is developing a database of physician-led research projects that also have potential as projects for students applying for summer fellowships.

Fellowship projects often lead to nationally published articles and important advancements in the delivery of health care. Not only do they have the potential to influence a student’s career as a physician, but also to improve the health of the communities they serve. And physicians who have worked with students through the fellowship program in the past report that they contribute great talent and passion to the research.

Past summer fellowship projects have involved population health, epidemiology, data collection, research on chronic diseases and preventive medicine, but there really is no limit.

Physicians interested in having their research projects added to the database should e-mail Foundation Program Coordinator Elizabeth Ringle.

Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the summer fellowship program.

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