Summer Research Program

Each year, CAST invites medical students and undergraduate students to participate in summer research projects with faculty.  The students' projects begin in May and end in August. 

Undergraduate students can apply by filling out the UNMC’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program application.

We encourage medical students to apply to both the Department of Surgery Summer Student Research Program of Excellence and the College of Medicine Medical Student Research Program.  

Past Student Projects

CAST had eight M2 students this summer and two undergraduate students. The students explored surgical outcomes research with a focus in bariatric surgery, foregut surgery, and disparities in access to surgical care.