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Student Research Opportunities

As a Creighton University School of Medicine student, you have the opportunity to collaborate with the School’s faculty researchers to make your own contribution.

Students are encouraged to participate in research during their studies and have unique opportunities to participate in research projects with faculty mentors in diverse research areas. Hearing loss, hereditary cancer, neuroscience, and infectious disease are some of the most active research areas.

Guided Research Selective

Creighton Medical students have the unique opportunity to enhance their understanding of the research process and how it relates to their future careers as a physician in a Guided Research Selective course.

Students will be guided to discover research opportunities, write a grant proposal, obtain IRB approval and begin to build a research portfolio.

Clinical Research grant assistance

Medical Students

M1 Summer Research Program

As a Creighton medical student, you will have the opportunity to pursue funded research projects during the summer after your M1 year through the Creighton Summer Medical Student Fellowship Program. Participants in the program concentrate in either clinical or basic science research and discover the integral role research plays in the development of medical therapeutics and treatment. The program is administered by the Student Research and Scholarly Activity committee, chaired by Garrett Soukup, PhD.


    Faculty Mentors

    Please contact the (Department of Clinical Research and Public Health) if you would like to be paired with a faculty mentor to perform research.

    Students are also welcome to attend Research Interest Groups in Omaha and Phoenix.

    Regional and National Scientific Meetings

    Student Travel Opportunties

    To support student research and scholarly projects, the School of Medicine may provide travel awards to supplement medical student costs of attendance to present scholarly work at regional and nation conference.

    For more information, contact

    Student Chapter of American Physician Scientists Association


      Graduate Students

      Creighton graduate students perform groundbreaking, original research in diverse areas. Learn more about our graduate programs and research opportunities: 

      Master’s Degrees in Natural Sciences

      Natural Science Doctoral Degrees

      Master of Science in Medical Sciences

      Contact Us

      Clinical Research Office

      CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center - Bergan Mercy
      Medical Building 1
      Suite 228

      Please direct all inquiries to