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The Ross Student Research Internship is a 9-week long paid internship designed to expose first-year medical students, undergraduate and post-graduate students to clinical surgery, trauma and research. Clinical experience includes direct observation of:

  • Floor rounds
  • ICU rounds
  • Acute trauma resuscitations
  • Surgery
  • ICU procedures
  • Resident teaching conferences

Research experience includes:

  • Lectures on research design
  • Lectures on biostatistics
  • Take training modules for the Institutional Review Board
  • Data collection
  • PowerPoint presentations required at completion of program summarizing their research
  • Co-authorship for all work presented or published

For more information, read our FAQs. To apply, fill out the application and email all attachments in PDF format to Car'rie Little. Applications and Letters of Recommendation are due by end of day on February 28, 2024.

2023 Ross Summer Student Research Interns

Camille Simmons
Morehouse School of

Chiung Kuei Wu
William Carey University
College of Medicine

About Our Past Interns

Since the inception of the Ross Summer Research Internship program, we've had interns from a variety of medical schools and universities. Our interns have presented in regional and national meetings and published in peer-reviewed journals.

The institutions represented by our past interns include:

Medical Schools

  • Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill
  • University of South Carolina School of Medicine - Columbia, South Carolina
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • University of Georgia School of Medicine
  • University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Greenville, South Carolina
  • Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine - Ohio University
  • Georgetown University Scholl of Medicine
  • Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • University of North Dakota Scholl of Medicine - Grand Forks, North Dakota
  • Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • San Juan Bautista School of Medicine - San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • New York Medical College - Valhalla, New York
  • Penn State Hershey College of Medicine
  • University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • University of Nevada-Reno School of Medicine
  • University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
  • Morehouse School of Medicine

Undergraduate/Graduate Schools

  • University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina
  • East Carolina University
  • University of Colorado

Presentations and Publications

Academic accomplishments of the Ross Summer Student Research Internship include:

  • 73 abstracts presented at regional and national meetings
  • 25 manuscripts in peer-reviewed medical/surgical publications. These publications are indexed in multiple search engines such as PubMed, Medline and the United States National Library of Medicine

Learn more about our interns and their publications.