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 deadline for application of Learner Research Award applications was April 1, 2020 for a start date of June 1, 2020. The Research and Scholarly Activity Committee (RSAC) feels that considering the lockdown a more flexible timeline is warranted. Therefore, the RSAC will accept applications for Learner Research Awards at any time during this fiscal year.

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

UIWSOM Travel Award

Extramural Funding 

UIWSOM/CHOFSA Summer Research Elective (2021)

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  

Due to the success of this program, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the application forum is being extend to the class of 2024. 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.

Learn more about the UIWSOM/CHOFSA Summer Research Elective

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.