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Program for Research Initiated by Students and Mentors (PRISM)

Contact Information

Fiama Romero, MS
Program Manager

PRISM Program
Office of Student Research
University of Maryland School of Medicine
655 West Baltimore Street
Bressler Research Building (M-019)
Baltimore, MD 21201

Please use the Ask PRISM form to submit your questions.

Program Summary

The Program for Research Initiated by Students and Mentors (PRISM) provides supervised full-time research experiences for University of Maryland medical students. The purpose of the program is: 1) to encourage students to consider the possibility of careers that include biomedical or clinical research and/or academic medicine; and 2) to provide students with a realistic understanding of the medical research environment.

Eligibility for this program is limited to University of Maryland first-year medical students.

Supported and administered by The University of Maryland School of Medicine/Office of Student Research

Program Director

Gregory B. Carey, PhD
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Assistant Dean for Student Research and Education
Executive Director of Student Research and Community Outreach, OSR
Director, PRISM Program for Medical Students
Director, UM Scholars Program
Director, STAR-PREP

Program Manager

Fiama Romero, MS
Program Manager

PRISM: 2024 Summer Program

Important Dates

Information about the 2024 PRISM program is available, including information about the application.

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: Tuesday, January 23, 2024
  • Application Deadline: Monday, March 25, 2024

Learn More

PRISM Information Sessions

The file links are accessible by using SOM email credentials.

Information Session I held on October 23, 2023

Overview of summer programs and fellowships, focused discussion of PRISM program. 

Presentation Slides | Presentation Recording


Information Session II held on December 6, 2023

Overview of PRISM, what makes a good proposal, details of application, recommended timeline.

Presentation Slides | Presentation Recording