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Medicine
Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, & Physical Therapy

For information about whether you are eligible for a specific funding opportunity, view the chart at the top of the desired funding opportunities page.


 

Medicine:

Yearlong and Short-Term Funding Available

How to Schedule Yearlong Research

One year (occasionally, two year) research programs are available through a variety of sources; however, they are competitive. Typically, about one-half to two-thirds of UCSF students who apply for such programs are successful in obtaining funding. The year-long block can be taken between second and third or third and fourth years. However, the vast majority of students opt to take a research year between third and fourth year, as this is the point in training where you have gained the clinical perspective that is very useful for framing interesting research questions; it is also a convenient time to move out of the formal curriculum since you will be done with the Clinical Core, as well as (in most cases) at least one sub-internship. Year-long research programs generally begin in July and continue through the following June, although some flexibility for a slightly later start/finish date may be possible, depending on the agency.

If you extend your program, you may choose to remain enrolled or take a leave of absence. Your decision on this should be based on several factors. First, you should consider the financial implications. If you remain enrolled, you must pay registration fees. If you are not enrolled, you need to obtain health insurance, you may be required to begin repayment of your educational loans, and you will not be eligible for financial aid. Second, will you have any clinical responsibilities during your research year. If you have patient contact (either as part of the research or in a volunteer setting), you must be enrolled in order to be covered by UCSFs malpractice insurance. Finally, do you want credit for your research hours. You can get elective credit only if you remain enrolled.  Please see the Pathways site for more information on enrollment options.  The UME WEBSITE can also provide information on how to extend within the School of Medicine.

 


Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, & Physical Therapy:

Yearlong and Short-Term Funding Available

Funding is available to learners from the School of Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, & Physical Therapy via short-term and yearlong fellowships and learners who receive yearlong funding will be required to participate in the curricula, journal clubs and works-in-progress required by all intramural RAP'tr funding programs. These requirements will be adapted in consultation with faculty and leadership from the corresponding school.

Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Physical Therapy learners in a Pathway are also eligible to apply for the Pathways Grant for reimbursement of direct project costs.

Yearlong Funding Preparations and Considerations

Typically, about one-half to two-thirds of UCSF students who apply for such programs are successful in obtaining funding. Consult your faculty to determine how best to schedule the year-long block. Year-long research programs generally begin in July and continue through the following June, although some flexibility for a slightly later start/finish date may be possible, depending on the agency.