McMaster University

McMaster University

Student Research Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in the MPSRC! We have several learning opportunities for undergraduate students, medical students, residents and fellows. If you are interested in participating or collaborating with the MPSRC, please contact the MPSRC Research Coordinator, Bethany Easterbrook.

Residents interested in completing their research component with the MPSRC are advised to contact us as early as possible in order to maximize their experience. Don't forget that the Research Ethics approval process typically takes 6-8 weeks to complete!

The MPSRC accepts applications annually from undergraduate students interested in working with the MPSRC for their fourth year thesis or third year research project. To apply, please save the application form below to your computer and complete it. Please send the completed form and your resume to Bethany Easterbrook.
MPSRC Student Internship/Thesis Inquiry Form.

The application deadline each year is April 1st, for the following September start (i.e., if you wanted to start
your thesis or research project in September 2015 you would need to submit your application by April 1st 2015).

All submissions will be reviewed after the application deadline of April 1st and successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.

To make the most out of your experience with the MPSRC, consider starting a project for your third year research project and continuing that project as a fourth year thesis!

Student Opportunities

  • Be involved in the clinical research process
  • Receive training and take an active role in patient enrolment
  • Collect, manage and analyze research data
  • Prepare and deliver research presentations
  • Apply epidemiological knowledge

Potential Acquired Skills

  • Research methodology
  • Research ethics
  • Research grants
  • Critical thinking

Dependent on student's contribution and supervisor agreement, publication and presentation is possible.

MPSRC Student Research Night

The MPSRC Student Research Night is an annual meeting where students completing MPSRC internships present their work in a formal setting to the MPSRC staff, full-time researchers, and other students. This is an opportunity to gain feedback on their work at the mid-point of their projects and improve their abstract-writing and presentation skills.

The Second Annual Student Research Night was held February 26, 2015. The program for previous meetingscan be found below:


2013 MPSRC Interns Allyson Shorkey and Jennifer D'Cruz presenting a poster of their thesis project













2013 MPSRC Interns Allyson Shorkey and Jennifer D'Cruz presenting a poster of their thesis project:
Pediatric Surgical Outcomes in Africa: A Scoping Review


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