The Faculty of Medicine Multidisciplinary Research Program in Medicine (FoM MRPM) provides undergraduate students with an opportunity to explore their interest in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research by undertaking a summer project supervised by a cross-faculty pair of researchers based on the success of the University of British Columbia at Okanagan’s Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Projects in Health (MURPH) program.
Research projects require one FoM supervisor and one non-FoM co-supervisor from another faculty. If successful, supervisors will receive up to three students, two non-MD undergraduate students (in their second year or higher) for 16-weeks ($8,400 student stipend) and one optional first-year MD student for 8-weeks ($3,200 student stipend). Supervisors are required to pay at least $2,400 per non-MD student contingent on eligible student awards through MRPM.
Applications for supervisors and students will be completed separately at two different timepoints. Project applications submitted by supervisors will be adjudicated by committee and supervisors will be notified of successful applications prior to student applications opening. Students will then apply to successful research projects in a separate application process.