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Student Research Opportunities

Research opportunities are woven throughout your medical school education, growing your experience with each step in the process — from project design through presenting results and even publication in a scholarly journal.

With strong institutional support, you can work on short-term research projects or longer projects that span your tenure as a medical student.


SOARinG Summer Research

Student Opportunities for Academic Achievement Through Research in Greenville, the SOARinG Program, serves as your hub for research experiences with faculty mentors from across the Prisma Health Sciences Center (USC, Clemson, Furman and Prisma Health Upstate).

The program builds your research skills through a six- to eight-week mentored research project that you’ll complete in the summer between your M1 and M2 years. 

The program also features a seminar series and journal club to prepare you to share your findings at the school’s annual student research symposium, where you and other rising M2 students will present your results, based on your spring/summer research efforts, as either posters or oral talks.


Student Summer Research Examples

USC School of Medicine Greenville students engage in research across the Prisma Health Sciences Center (USC SOMG, Prisma CLE, Clemson, Furman, USC Arnold School of Public Health) and research experiences include but are not limited to:

  • Clinical Research
  • Translational Research (including bench research in cell, molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology and immunology)
  • Community Health
  • Medical Education
  • Population Health/Health Policy

Students have recently explored interventions to improve patient outcomes, develop empathy and support health care providers as well as bench-side projects, such as exploration of tumor and viral mechanisms.


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