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Programs for Medical and Dental Students at the NIH

As a medical or dental student you may be eligible come to the NIH to participate in

and, of course, you can also apply to participate in the Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research.

Programs for medical and dental students at the NIH are administered by the NIH Office of Clinical Research Training and Medical Education (OCRTME).  Eligibility criteria and requirements are clearly spelled out on the OCRTME student page.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The OCRTME also offers a variety of clinical research training courses and programs, many of which are available online. These include Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research, Ethical and Regulatory Aspects of Clinical Research, the NIH-Duke Clinical Research Training Program, and a Cinical Research Curriculum Certificate. A complete listing and further information can be found at

Should you elect to come to the NIH, the NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE) will welcome your participation in its career and professional development activities.  The OITE works with the Training Offices in the NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) to ensure that the training experience is as rewarding as possible.  We aim to help all NIH trainees become creative leaders in the biomedical research community.  In addition to participating in the training activities offered by OCRTME and your IC, please be certain to take advantage of OITE workshops and courses and the OITE Career Services Center.

Programs that you might find of particular interest include

  • courses aimed at improving your basic science writing skills and drafting a scientific manuscript,
  • scientific speaking workshops, and
  • leadership and management offerings.