Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows mentor undergraduate University Honors students in their research labs. This program is geared towards first- and second-year undergraduate honors students interested in careers in biomedical research and/or entering PhD, MD, or MD/PhD programs in biomedical fields.
Placements typically require 8-15 hours of work per week (this will vary by lab) in spring semester, with the possibility of becoming full-time in the summer. Schedules are flexible. Mentoring is provided by the graduate students working on these projects and oversight is provided by their faculty advisors (typically the lab's PI).
Oversight of the program is the responsibility of the University Honors Program, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, and the UCCOM Graduate Studies Office. University Honors students must fulfill the safety and health requirements and training specified by the hosting institution where the laboratory is located.
- To provide first- and second-year undergraduate University Honors students with training and experience in high-level biomedical research.
- To enable UCCOM graduate students to develop mentoring skills.
It is expected that participating undergraduate students will establish a 1-2 year commitment to be trained by the lab and to participate in research under the guidance of the graduate student contact; however, continued placement is not guaranteed.