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Coach/Mentor Opportunities

The UCI School of Medicine Summer Online Research Program provides mentoring opportunities for UCI undergraduate, postgraduate and medical students who are interested in health and research careers. The program is designed to offer unique opportunities for college students to mentor high school students under the supervision of a School of Medicine faculty mentor on a research project. The coaches will work with Dr. Behnoosh Afghani to choose one of the topics related to their interests and to learn about evidence-based medicine and literature review. Coaches will receive a stipend.

Depending on the availability of conferences during the COVID-19 pandemic, the findings of the research will be submitted as an abstract to a national meeting. If the abstract is accepted, the coach will present the abstract at the national meeting.

Session Date: 

  • Session: June 27 - July 15, 2022
Requirements »

We will only accept five coaches for each session. All coach/mentor applicants must:

  • Be an undergraduate or postgraduate student at UCI in a biomedical relevant major
  • Must have completed at least two years of college with a GPA of >3.3 and must have some research experience
How to apply »

Please complete and submit the following:

Please email the completed documents to


Contact the program coordinator at or contact the program director, Dr. Behnoosh Afghani, clinical professor of pediatrics, at