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Summer Research FAQs

SOARinG is the umbrella program for all summer student research at SOMG. This program began in the summer of 2021 for students between M1 and M2 years. SOARinG covers all research throughout the Health Sciences Center (SOMG, Prisma, Clemson, Furman, UofSC Arnold School). Students in SOARinG are expected to attend the summer research seminar series and submit an abstract to the annual research symposium at the end of the summer. 

The Scholars Fellowships and the M2 Research Elective are housed within the SOARinG umbrella program. 
Scholars are selected based on a competitive application process and those selected receive a summer stipend along with several additional requirements of the fellowship.
The M2 Research Elective is the mechanism for listing research on your school transcript. You must register for the elective in order for your participation in summer research to be listed on your transcript. 

Yes, we welcome all rising M2s who conducted research during the summer after M1 to submit an abstract for presentation at the symposium.

Yes, we welcome abstracts that describe “works-in-progress” so please do not hesitate to submit an abstract that lack a complete data set or final conclusion.

The Office of Medical Student Research will announce a call for abstracts in the Student Newsletter in June along with a link to upload the abstracts. The deadline for abstract submission will be in early July.

You will need to submit an access request in Prisma’s Service Now.

If that link does not work, then please call 864-455-8000 and ask the Tier 1 representative to help you get REDCap access and the access request should get submitted on your behalf.

If you need further assistance with your REDCap account, please email the Prisma Health Data Analytics team - (

  1. Log into your Learning Hub account
  2. In the search bar at the top of the homepage, enter “Epic”
  3. Select the curriculum titled “Epic Clinical View Only”
  4. Click the “Request” button
  5. Once access has been granted, complete all components of the course.

If you have any issues, please contact Emily Generally

All seminars will be from Noon-1:30 PM. The seminars will all take place virtually via WebEx. The WebEx links will be sent out via the Student Affairs newsletter each week. Recordings of seminars will be posted on the Student Research Canvas Page.

All students, faculty, staff, colleagues, etc. are welcome to attend these seminars.

All SOMG M1 students participating in research through the SOARinG program are required to attend the seminars. Attendance will be taken. If you cannot attend a seminar, then please plan to watch the recorded session and then send an email to with a short (200-250 words) summary of what you learned from the seminar.

Note: All SOMG Summer Scholars (fellowship recipients) are required to present a journal club in this seminar series. These will be group presentations. Shannon Ellis or Dr. Chosed will reach out to you directly to schedule these.

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