The Summer Research Trainee Program is a mandatory eight weeks in length starting in June. Students will be paired with a preceptor who will work closely with them, providing guidance and instruction in techniques necessary to address current problems in science and medicine. The student will be expected to participate in a new or ongoing project and assume increasing independence during the course of the program. Each student will be expected to prepare an oral or written presentation of his/her work at the completion of the eight-week program. Students are required to attend the weekly seminars as well as an introductory course in clinical/physiological research that surveys the theoretical, practical and applied aspects of clinical investigation.