Student Opportunities for Academic Research (SOAR)


Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4

1st semester of Year 1 

  • Contact the Program Coordinator
  • Meet with relevant Concentration Directors
December 1st:
  • Application deadline
January 15th:
  • Students notified of acceptance
2nd semester of Year 1
  • Meet with mentor to plan summer activities
  • Mentor applies for IRB approval (if relevant)
  • Complete CITI training (an online course for students doing research with humans or human specimens)
  • Summer Research Fellowship applications due
  • November: progress report/works-in-progress
  • SOAR seminars, workshops, get-togethers
  • SOAR seminars, workshops, get-togethers
  • Present abstracts at research meetings
  • Complete SOAR project during 4th year elective period
  • Project due March 1st
  • Present at Medical Student Research Symposium, March 26th
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