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Medical Student Research

At New York Medical College, students have long been encouraged to engage in research to hone their skills and make a regular practice of clinical investigation.

SOM Student Research

School of Medicine (SOM) Medical Student Research Forum

The annual Medical Student Research Forum (MSRF) offer students an opportunity to discuss their clinical and basic science research projects, with awards for oral and poster presentations. Held each year in February, the MSRF is a way to promote student research and to provide an opportunity for medical students to present and share their findings with the College community. It features a full day of oral presentations and poster sessions in basic science and clinical science categories. An afternoon keynote address is given by a distinguished guest speaker. Past speakers have included Nobel laureates and other leading scientists.

The MSRF began in 1997 based on the belief that a fundamental understanding of the relationship between medical research and the practice of medicine can enable physician-scientists to better serve patients and the community.

Several student projects presented at past forums have been candidates for drug patents, scientific articles, and the application of new technology and medical techniques.

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For additional information on medical student research contact:

Mary Petzke, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Program Director, M.D. Research Concentration
Assistant Dean for Medical Student Research
School of Medicine
Office: BSB C31 (next to Student Health Services)
Phone: 914-594-4973