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Your Desire to Innovate

YOUR Office of Student Research

The Office of Student Research (OSR) aims to promote innovation and discovery in science for UMSOM students and trainees.

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Here at Maryland, equipping our students with a strong research foundation along with superior clinical training is the reason why our graduates excel in residency and beyond. There are many opportunities to participate in scholarly projects with the Foundations in Research and Critical Thinking (FRCT) course and the numerous resources available to all students in the Office of Student Research.

Foundations of Research and Critical Thinking (FRCT)

The Foundations of Research and Critical Thinking (FRCT) course provides a foundational education in biomedical research and ample opportunities for individual, student-centered scholarly pursuits. You will learn essential research skills such as hypothesis generation/testing, clinical research design and critical assessment of the biomedical literature. Additional course content includes clinical decision making and reviewing scientific articles. All students are required to complete a mentored, hypothesis-based scholarly project, and there are hundreds of projects to choose from that are designed with medical students in mind.

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MD/Master's Dual Degree Program

An overview of our MD/Master’s programs and the Office of Student Research from Dr. Rick Matteson, Assistant Dean for Student Research Education and Dual Degree Programs.

MD/Master's of Public Health Program

An introduction to the MD/Master's of Public Health Program with Dr. Diane Marie St. George, Program Director. Learn more about all of our MD/MS programs.


The Dual Degree Experience

An MD/MPH alumna explains why she chose UMSOM and her experience as a dual degree student.

All MD/MS Dual Degree Programs

MD/PhD Program

Dr. Mary-Claire Roghmann, Program Director, offers an introduction to the Medical Science Training Program (MSTP).


The MD/PhD Experience

An MD/PhD candidate talks about why he chose the Medical Scientist Training Program at UMSOM.

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