1. Start by searching the Directory of Faculty Projects. This list is gathered every Fall of UWSOM faculty and affiliated faculty with summer projects for medical students.
  2. Have a specific interest? Look through Faculty webpages for potential mentors with similar interests. Think about the people you know: professors, guest lecturers, college mentors, and preceptors. Contact them directly by e-mail and explain who you are, your interest in their research, and the scholarship requirment. Ask if they are willing to mentor you through a literature review project that you could execute over the 9-week summer term. If so, request a meeting to discuss this in person. If not, ask if there is another faculty member they would recommend.
  3. WWAMI students can connect with their Regional Dean’s office for help finding mentors and local resources in their areas of interest. Seattle students may seek similar help from the Director of Medical Student Scholarship.
  4. Have a creative idea? Run it by the Director of Medical Student Scholarship well before the Project Proposal due date.