Undergraduate Research Assistant Program (URAP)

(For US Medical School Applicants Only)
12 Months Certification + Hands-on Research Experience + One-on-One Research Mentorship
$6000 (+Enrollment cost $300)
  • 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/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 Speciality-specific US Attending Physician, and an Onboard Biostatistician
  • Specifically tailored for Medical School Applicants
  • 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)
  • End of the course, you should expect to complete 3 Research Studies and 1 National Conference Abstract Presentation
Listing of Undergraduate Research Assistants and their projects
URAP Student
Michelle Zhang
(Year 2020-2021)
Urvish Patel, MD, MPH
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
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)
Karan Patel
(Year 2019-2020)
Preeti Malik, MD, MPH
Montefiore Medical Center
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)