Medical Student Research Training Program

​​​​​​​​​The Medical Student Research Training Program (MSRTP)—one type of III Selective 1 project—provides funded opportunities for students enrolled at the University of Washington School of Medicine to participate in a full-time, 10-week summer research project between their first and second years under the supervision of a faculty mentor. There is a competitive application and approval process governed by a selection committee. Students who are accepted to MSRTP receive a stipend. Participating students present their work at the School's annual poster session, and submit a final paper in standard scientific format. Many students go on to submit their papers for publication.

Projects fall into one of the following categories: laboratory-based research, clinical and health services, or international health. Students may either a) seek out a mentor and project independently, or b) choose from a list of available projects gathered from UW faculty in early November.

Comprehensive information, including the following, can be found on the MSRTP site:

  • Guidelines and Abstract Submission Form
  • Final Paper and Poster Information
  • Timeline


If you are a UW faculty member interested in sponsoring a student, please read all the guidelines and submit a project abstract submission form. Visit our III Faculty page for additional information.

If you are a University of Washington medical student or faculty member with questions about MSRTP, please contact the Curriculum Office.