Andrea Cooley February 10, 2010Spend your summer doing research! Research is key component for a successful medical and health science school and DMU is proud of its research department.You don’t have to be a DMU student to rub shoulders with faculty and medical students, though! Every summer, undergraduate students work with faculty researchers for 8 weeks on projects in microbiology, pharmacology, physiology, biochemistry and physical therapy.Students work up to 40 hours per week and receive a stipend of $10/hour. Housing is not provided. It’s a great way to dip a toe in the water of graduate school or research and see what the research world is all about!Craig Schuring, D.O.’13, participated in the Summer Research Program for undergrads before becoming a student in the D.O. program at DMU. He graduated from Central College with a degree in finance and accounting. When he decided to change careers and pursue medicine, DMU was at the top of his list.“The Summer Research Program experience was very rewarding. I was able to apply what I had learned in undergraduate studies to real-life scenarios. I was also fortunate enough to have great supervision and guidance throughout the project. We recently received notice that our work was going to be published. I gained an understanding of the bigger picture of microbiology and its relevance in medicine. I became aware of how organisms differed, how they thrived and how they can become pathologic. I learned of the many treatment options and how they function in real life. It was truly a rewarding and educational experience, one that will stay with me as continue on my path towards becoming a physician. I definitely recommend it to anyone who might be interested.”Interested? Apply now for Summer 2010! Applications are due March 1. E-mail questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org. 2 responses to “Spend your summer doing research!” I have no regrets spending my summer doing research. I was lucky enough to have time to spend part of my summer vacationing in Hawaii too!Log in to Reply Thanks for the account.Spending the Summer doing research is a good option and the best part of it is that students also get a stipend for it.I am always for such programs as one gets to learn a lot from such programs.Thanks again.Look forward to more such posts.Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.