Starting in mid-May, a select number of incoming dental school students at the University of Minnesota will participate in research while mentored by a faculty member researching a similar project, according to the Minnesota Daily.
The Summer Research Fellowship Program, developed 40 years ago, is a 10-week program for students entering their first or second years in the School of Dentistry.
Students continue their projects throughout the year by presenting their findings at conferences around the country.
The program is extremely competitive — about 18 to 20 students are selected out of around 200 to 250 interviews, said Joel Rudney, assistant dean for research at the School of Dentistry and director of the program.
To read the full report, visit http://www.mndaily.com/2012/05/01/dental-students-get-research-experience.