Summer Research Training Program


Poster presenterThe Summer Research Training Program is an adjunct to the 8-week summer program offered by clinic doctoral programs at KU Medical Center, UMKC, and KCUMB. It offers coursework to complement a mentored summer research experience.


Medical students gain hands-on experience in an ongoing research project starting with a review of the literature and ending with written and oral presentations of their research at the Student Research Forum. Students will also complete coursework such as Introduction to Clinical Research, Introduction to Epidemiology and Introductory Biostatistics.


  • Predoctoral students in MD, DO, DDS, or PharmD programs
  • Between first and second years of professional study
  • Currently enrolled at a Frontiers institution: University of Kansas, KU Medical Center, University of Missouri-Kansas City, or Kansas City Area University of Medicine and Biosciences


  • Identify which program/institution meets your interests and needs. See a list of the different programs and institutions.
  • Identify a mentor: There are many ways to identify a mentor. Look at the list of projects from previous years. Talk to students from previous years. Talk to your society adviser. Talk to program director Dr. Mike Werle at 913-588-7491 or But it really comes down to the applicant's career goals and interests. This is a great opportunity to learn about future opportunities and also to build a CV to become better prepared to match with a particular program.
  • Meet with mentors: Meet with mentors and identify a research project.


For application and program details, go to:


CTREC Director: Edward Ellerbeck, MD, MPH
SRTP Director: Mike Werle, PhD


Mike Werle