2nd Year Summer Research Clerkship

Program Overview

The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology of the Greenville Health System is proud to sponsor two positions in the Summer Medical Student Clerkship in Women's Health Research. The objective of this clerkship is to provide the student with an introduction to the design and conduct of clinical and/or basic science research in women's health, and an opportunity to participate in all phases of study conduct.

Clerkship Activities

At the initiation of the clerkship, each student will have the opportunity to meet with faculty within the department in order to establish a mentoring relationship. The student will then have the opportunity to either formulate his or her own research topic, or select a topic already identified by the faculty mentor. The student will be provided with mentored learning in research methodology and study design relevant to the selected research topic. You can also download a PDF version of our 2007 Summer Clerkship Brochure.

Program Features

The student will then participate in various aspects of study design and conduct including protocol writing, patient screening and enrollment, case report form completion, and data tabulation. At the conclusion of the clerkship, each student will be given the opportunity to give a summative oral presentation of his/her research activities to the departmental faculty and staff. It is expected that all research activity will lead to presentation at a regional or national scientific meeting and publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

Additional program features include:

  • Flexible start date (must be a total of 8 weeks)
  • $2800 stipend
  • Free housing in Greenville (subject to availability)
  • Opportunity to select from 23 faculty mentors with a wide range of research interests
  • Free copy of EndNote (reference manager software) to keep after completion of the clerkship

Program Eligibility

This program is available to students enrolled in an LCME accredited medical school in the United States. Applicants should have successfully completed the MS-I year and be in good academic standing.

Application Procedure

Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a one page or less description of either past or future academic interests.

Applications should be submitted via email to:

UME Clerkship Coordinator
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Greenville Health System
890 W. Faris Road, Suite 470
Greenville, SC 29605

Past Participants


Name: Emile A. Barrouck

School: University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Project Title: Poster Presentation at the South Carolina Medical Assocation

Extramural Presentations: Annual Meeting - Hilton Head, SC, May 2007

Publication: N/A

Name: Jason Herlong

School: University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Project Title: Evaluation of GHS Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Laboratory Microbes

Extramural Presentations: N/A

Publication: N/A


Name: Beth Zabel

School: University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Project Title: Screening for Hepatitis C in Pregnancy: Are Tattoos a Risk Factor?

Extramural Presentations: N/A

Publication: N/A

Name: Jonathan Shoultz

School: University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Project Title: Sperm Kinematics: A Comparison Before and After Separation by ALLGrad® Separating Gradient

Extramural Presentations: N/A

Publication: N/A