UHP

Biomedical Research and Mentoring Program

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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  

Research project descriptions for the Spring 2023 program will be added in mid-October. Please refer to them in advance of the application opening so you can plan out which projects you would like to pursue.

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. 

Application

Please return here for the application link on October 24. 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 2022-2023 application will close on October 31, 2022.