Since medicine is a science, future clinicians should have experience in research. Such experience trains you to think scientifically, and it also gives you the manual skills you will expand on as you learn to perform the types of procedures characteristic of your chosen field. In addition to working with professors at SUNY Brockport, students also are encouraged to apply for summer research positions at labs like Roswell Park Cancer Institute, many medical schools, or the NIH. Participants in these opportunities are chosen on a competitive basis, and many of them carry stipends or at least provide living expenses. For minority students there are additional programs available.
Students find research opportunities in the Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Physics and Physical Education. Both academic year and summer projects are available.