Learner Research

Follow the links below to read about areas of learner research, meetings where our learners present the results of their research (conference presentations), and extramural and intramural sources of funding support for learner research. If you are interested in participating in UIWSOM research studies, please follow the available research opportunities link.

Database Analysis

  • Infection rates and poor medical outcomes
  • Obesity
  • Pediatrics
  • Pregnancy

Case Studies

  • Renal disease
  • Pathology
  • Infection
  • Disease


  • Education outcomes
  • Pathology
  • Microscopy techniques


  • UIW vaccine drive data

Learner Publications

The Office of Research and Innovation has supported the following learner conference attendance:

  • Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE)
  • Texas Osteopathic Medical Association (TOMA) 64th Midwinter Conference
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine - Texas Chapter (TSCCM)
  • Children's Hospital of San Antonio (CHoSA) Research Day
  • Student National Medical Association (SNMA)
  • American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  • Student Osteopathic Surgical Association (SOSA)
  • American Osteopathic Association - Osteopathic Medical Education Conference (AOA-OMED)

UIW Sources of Funding

UIWSOM Sources of Funding

This intramural program is to assist in supporting the research of UIWSOM learners to present their research at local and national meetings.

UIWSOM Learner Research Award

The RSAC will accept applications for Learner Research Awards at any time during the fiscal year.

Please contact the Office of Research and Innovation if you have questions.

UIWSOM Travel Award

UIWSOM Research Poster Printing

The poster printing procedure is for the payment of funds to reimburse learners for poster printing when no other travel funds are being requested.

Publication Cost for Research and Scholarly Activity

The Office of Research and Innovation provides funding support to defray or cover the costs of publications arising from the research and scholarly activity efforts of UIWSOM learners.

Extramural Funding

UIWSOM/CHOFSA Summer Research Elective (2022)

Through this program, each student will receive a one-on-one mentoring experience with practicing physicians as it relates to research and scholarly work. The following are examples of the areas the students worked in:

  • Critical Care
  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Bariatrics
  • Neurology
  • Medical Education

This program will take place in the summer and will primarily be in the June and July months. Scheduling and time commitment will be discussed between you and your individual mentor.

UIWSOM/CHOFSA Summer Research Elective Application

UIWSOM Summer Research Internship (SRI)

The Summer Research Internship has been established to provide support for a vigorous research experience for SOM learners. The goal of the award is to facilitate the ability of learners to pursue research during a period when there are no curriculum demands. This enables the learner to be fully immersed in and committed to the research experience at a level of time commitment not possible during the academic year.

This internship will take place from June 1- July 15, 2022, and will require a full-time commitment.

Summer Research Internship (SRI) Application

Associated of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Clinical and Research Opportunities

The AAMC Careers in Medicine provides a database of summer and year-round clinical and research opportunities for medical students.

Learn more about the AAMC Clinical and Research Opportunities

If you are interested in opportunities to conduct research, please help us better understand your interests and availability by completing the following form.