Biomedical Research and Mentoring Program

A woman points to a scientific poster presentation while explaining her research to another woman

The Biomedical Research and Mentoring Program (RaMP) is a pre-approved honors experience geared towards first- and second-year UHP students interested in gaining research experience. Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows mentor undergraduate UHP students in their research labs. The graduate student and post-doctoral fellow mentors are typically from the UC College of Medicine and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. 

Students in this program generally have interest in careers in biomedical research and/or entering PhD, MD, or MD/PhD programs in biomedical fields, though it is not required for participation to major in a STEMM field. 

Placements typically require 8-15 hours in the lab per week (this will vary by lab) in spring semester. Schedules are flexible and to be agreed upon with research mentor. Some students may continue in their labs in the summer immediately following, but this continuation is not guaranteed. 

There is no funding provided by the UHP to students for engagement in this program. These are in-person lab experiences unless specifically stated.

Project Goals

  • To provide first- and second-year undergraduate University Honors students with training and experience in high-level biomedical research.
  • To enable UCCOM and CCHMC graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to develop mentoring skills.

Students are encouraged to establish a 1–2 year commitment to be trained by the lab and to participate in research under the guidance of the mentor. However, continued placement is not guaranteed. 

Research Project Descriptions  

Spring 2022 research project descriptions have been uploaded. Please refer to these in advance of the Meet and Greet if you would like to begin narrowing down your 5 projects to which you will apply.

Please find the recording for the Fall 2021 Meet and Greet Mentor Presentations here.

Preparing your Resume

Please see our RaMP Frequently Asked Questions page, which goes into some depth around what to include and how to format your resume. 


Please return here for the live application on Oct. 22 at 6:15p EST. If you intend to apply to the maximum of 5 labs, you must submit and then begin a new application (each one is completed individually). 

The 2021-2022 application closes on Oct. 31, at 11:59p.