The John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) Research Interest Group (JRIG) was founded by Tom Sanford (Class of 2010) to promote medical student involvement in research at JABSOM. JRIG strives to act as a liaison between clinical faculty, researchers, and JABSOM students. We encourage medical students to begin developing a relationship with a JABSOM or clinical researcher early in their first year so that they may have an opportunity to make substantial contributions to the research projects prior to the rigorous clinical years of their medical education. We also aim to serve as a resource to connect students to researchers in a way that is mutually beneficial and support many other educational activities related to research (please see below).
Medical students are invited to join JRIG during orientation week and at other JRIG-organized meetings. Those interested in joining or learning more may contact the current faculty leaders, Dr. Russell Woo, Dr. David Horio, Dr. Rachel Boulay, or JRIG officers.