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Program for Research Initiated by Students and Mentors (PRISM)

Contact Information

Qi Cao, J.D.
Research Coordinator

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

Qi Cao, J.D.
Research Coordinator

PRISM: 2023 Summer Program

Important Dates

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: Monday, January 23, 2023
  • Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 22, 2023 (extended)

Learn More

PRISM Information Sessions

Please see the presentation slides and recording from the previous information session.  SOM credentials are needed to access the files.

Information Session I - November 17, 2022

Overview of summer programs and fellowships, with focus on PRISM program.

Presentation Slides | Recording

Information Session II - January 12, 2023

Details of the application process: what makes a good proposal, the components and deadlines for the application.

Presentation Slides | Recording