Undergraduate Research Assistant Program

(Exclusive to US Medical School Applicants Only)
Live Sessions + Hands-on Research Experience + One-on-One Mentorship + Certification
 (Duration: 12 Months)
  • Exclusive: Research education, Analytical skill learning, Hands-on project experience, National conference presentations, Abstract and Manuscript publications, Research CV, Interview preparation, Certification, Research Mentorship, and Letter of Recommendation
  • 12 months of comprehensive clinical research experience
  • Step-by-step, thorough guidance on projects’ formation and execution process
  • The course covers a full spectrum of basic and advanced research education and guidance on translating ideas and thoughts into viable research projects, including observational study, quality improvement (QI) study, systematic review & meta-analysis, literature review, survey study, and case report-series
  • You will be working on different projects, with the USA attending and instructors, and submit them to the appropriate Peer-reviewed national conferences and PubMed/Google Scholar-indexed peer-reviewed journals
  • Learning opportunities for presenting and publishing your projects
  • 8-10 students (including residents and/or fellows) per group
  • Groups will be monitored and mentored by three mentors: Dr. Patel, a specialty-specific US-faculty member, and an onboard biostatistician
  • Specifically tailored for Medical school applicants
  • Get closely evaluated by attending, while designing and executing projects and working as a “Remote research assistant”
  • Continue working with the team even after finishing the program to create long-term mentorship
  • Opportunity to participate in the “Annual Research Day”
  • Certification of completion will  be provided upon successful completion of the training and presenting your work in the “Peer-reviewed national conference”
  • Letter of recommendation based on evaluation from research mentorship (Duration: 12 months)
  • To complete the program successfully, you should anticipate meeting the requirement of conducting research studies comprising an Observational studySystematic review, and a Literature review, along with preparing for National conference abstract presentations for them
  • We will provide educational training, but for you to complete the program, you need to choose the specialty, topic, and mentors, and execute your work independently, as Research Update will not take responsibility for the publication or outcomes of results
Listing of Undergraduate Research Assistants and their projects
Student Name
Nidhi Patel
(Year 2018)
Nidhi’s primary research focus is neurology, and she would like to pursue a neurology residency in the future.
Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann University
(Class of 2022)
Karan Patel
(Year 2019)
His research has primarily focused on neurological disorders including Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease as well as the overall impact of stress on healthcare professionals.
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
(Class of 2024)
Michelle Zhang
(Year 2020)
Michelle studies the effects of gene knockdown in heart failure and whether the inhibition of certain genes can improve heart failure outcomes in animal models such as rats.
Harvard Medical School
(Class of 2027)
Staicy Odhiambo
(Year 2021)
Her research has primarily focused on gene knockouts and cloning eEF1A protein constructs.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
(Class of 2026)