University of Nebraska Medical Center

Research Fellowships

Research fellowships in dermatology are offered for current medical students through summer and yearlong programs. 

Current and Past Fellows

Medical Student Opportunities

Medical Student Summer Research Program (MSSRP)

This program, designed for first- and second-year medical students, provides students within the UNMC College of Medicine the opportunity to perform research in the field of dermatology and to enhance their ability to seek out information and to analyze and apply it to the solution of a defined problem.

Fellows will spend 40 hours per week for eight to 10 weeks on research. A mentor will be identified in the UNMC Department of Dermatology.  To receive funding through the UNMC Medical Student Summer Research Program), email Kari Nelson.

During summer rotation, students will complete the following:

  • Attend the monthly UNMC Department of Dermatology Journal Club at 7 a.m. on the first Friday of every month in the Dermatology Library
  • Attend Grand Rounds on the last Tuesday of every month 
  • Attend weekly research meetings 
  • Have regular one-on-one meetings with a mentor to discuss the status of projects and troubleshoot any issues.


Year-Long Research Fellowship

Year-long medical student research fellowships are funded in the areas of high-risk squamous cell carcinoma, skin cancer, rheum-derm/autoimmune skin diseases and more. 

Medical students interested in a yearlong research fellowship should email the Dermatology Research Team.

The application must include a current curriculum vitae, USMLE Step 1, a personal statement, one letter of recommendation, and a current medical school transcript.

Application deadline: March 1.