The Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes
is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health through
the NIDDK and allows medical students to conduct research under the direction of an established scientist in the
areas of diabetes, hormone action, physiology, islet cell biology or obesity at an institution with one of the NIDDK-
funded Research Centers during the summer between the first and second year or second and third year of
medical school. The Program helps students gain an improved understanding of career opportunities in
biomedical research and a comprehensive understanding of diabetes, its clinical manifestations and its unsolved
Prior research experience is not required.