The John A Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) strongly encourages medical students to become involved in research. Both the basic science and clinical faculty believe that students participating in investigative research enhance their critical reasoning skills needed to develop into a responsible physician. Students who pursue research are more likely to seek a deeper understanding of the disease process and to develop a sophisticated understanding of the current literature. There are many ways to become involved in research at JABSOM:

  • Become an active participant in the Student Research Interest Group, which includes the Cumilina Seminar Series and the Clinical & Translational Research Seminar Series
  • Enroll in research electives during the pre-clerkship and clerkships years
  • Participate in research during MD 5

For a searchable listing of current JABSOM research opportunities available to JABSOM students, please see the JABSOM Student Research Directory.

JABSOM faculty members with a research opportunity for JABSOM students, click here.

Guidelines for involving medical students in research, click here.

For general inquiries about the JABSOM Research Opportunities site or the “Offer an Opportunity” form, please contact:

Dr. Shannon Hirose-Wong


Phone: (808) 692-0942

The Office of Medical Education gratefully acknowledges the numerous faculty and students who worked diligently to make this database possible. The student contributors are Thomas Sanford (Class of 2010), Zachary Chancer and Krista Kiyosaki (Class of 2013), and Rachel Arakawa and Trevor Grace (Class of 2014).