Learner Research at UIWSOM

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

These intramural programs are to assist in supporting the research of UIWSOM learners to present their research at local and national meetings.

UIWSOM Learner Research Award

The application deadline for the Learner Research Award is March 15th.

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

UIWSOM Travel Award

Learner Travel Award (LTA) applications are accepted year around and will be rewarded based on the availability of funds. All completed LTA applications must be submitted at least 1 month prior to conference travel.

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. Applications are accepted year around based on the availability of funds.

Extramural Funding

UIWSOM/CHoSA Summer Research Elective (2023)

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 have 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 months of June and July. Scheduling and time commitment will be discussed between you and your individual mentor.

Application submission will open in late January.

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 learners' 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, 2023, and will require a full-time commitment.

Application submission will open in late January.

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.

Any UIWSOM learner working with a non-UIW faculty PI must complete the Intent to Conduct Research form and return it to ORI.

Intent to Conduct Research form