Multidisciplinary Research Program in Medicine

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. We have designed this pilot project with the goal to assess program enrollment and delivery based on the success of the University of British Columbia at Okanagan’s Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Projects in Health (MURPH) program, with the intention to modify and roll-out to a wider student population.

FoM supervisors will partner on a research project with a co-supervisor from another faculty. up to 3 students will be chosen for each awarded research project; 2 non-MD undergraduate students (required) and 1 MD undergraduate student (optional). Non-MD undergraduate students are eligible in years 2-4 of their program and will receive a minimum of $8,321.60 for 16-weeks of full-time research experience. FoM MRPM will provide $6,000 in student stipend funding with supervisor pairs required to provide the additional $2,321.60 (at minimum). MD undergraduate students are eligible in year 1 of their program and will receive $3,200 for 8-weeks of full-time research experience. FoM MRPM will provide the full $3,200 in student stipend funding with no additional supervisor top-up required.

FoM MRPM applications must be submitted by eligible supervisors and students as two separate applications. These applications contain fields to provide information on the student for student applications and supervisor and project information for the supervisor applications.


Students

Students currently registered in a direct-entry UBC undergraduate program are eligible.
Two non-MD students are required per project.

Application Process for Students

Supervisors

Faculty appointed in the UBC Faculty of Medicine (includes affiliate appointments) at the rank of Instructor or higher (includes clinical) are eligible.

Application Process for Supervisors


Deadline: March 15, 2021 (4:00 p.m. PST)
2021 Competition now closed