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  • Two female med students explain their research poster to onlookers.

Summer Research Opportunities

Student Opportunities for Academic Achievement Through Research Program in Greenville (SOARinG) serves as the centralized program for UofSC SOMG medical student research experience with faculty mentors across the Health Sciences Center at Prisma Health.

SOARinG Program

The SOARinG Program will match M1 students with mentored research projects to take place in the summer between their M1 and M2 years (6-8 weeks). A seminar series and journal club are components of the program and will run throughout the summer culminating in the UofSCSOMG Annual Medical Student Research Symposium.

Students are required to submit an abstract for presentation as a poster or oral talk at the Symposium. 


SOARinG Program TImeline

December 2021:

January 2022:

February 2022:

March 2022:

  • Notification of research mentor-mentee matches by March 21st
  • Application for SOMG paid stipends opens

April 2022:

  • Students meet with research mentors to discuss project details and agree to and sign mentor-mentee agreement (Due date April 15th)
  • Scholar’s Application for SOMG paid stipend due on April 18th

May 2022:

  • Announcement of SOMG stipend awardees May 2nd
  • SOMG Summer Student Research officially begins May 23rd

June 2022:

  • Journal Club on June 3rd, 10th, and 24th

July 2022:

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