Since the program was founded in 1974, over 200 students have participated. Many have gone on to medical, dental, or graduate schools. Some have come back to work at Marshfield Clinic. All have felt that their experience in Marshfield has helped focus their career goals and strengthen their applications for future educational pursuits.
Students engage in a variety of research areas. Students work with a research scientist on an independent project and contribute to all aspects of the research process. In addition to the independent projects, students are encouraged to attend medical Grand Rounds, scientific seminars, IRB meetings, and journal clubs. Opportunities to shadow clinicians are also available. All students are required to prepare an abstract describing their research and present orally at the annual Research Symposium in August.
Past Research Symposium Presentations are available for streaming.