Medical Student Research Preceptorship

The Medical Student Research Preceptorship provides research opportunities for DGSOM and visiting medical students in the Department of Radiology. The goal of the research preceptorship is to foster clinical and research experiences and to create opportunities for a diverse cohort of students to participate in the research preceptorship by providing departmental funding/stipends. The program will be administered through the Education Office with the Director for Medical Student Education in Radiology serving as the institutional contact.

Research Preceptorship Goals and Information:

  • To guide and support medical students who plan to pursue a career in Radiology.
  • To provide research funding to students who demonstrate an interest in Radiology.
  • To create opportunities for a diverse cohort of medical students and foster equity, diversity and inclusion and narrow health care disparities in imaging.

Support Stipends Available:

It is expected that during the preceptorship, students will devote at least 35 hours per week to activities related to the preceptorship. To support the completion of this preceptorship, the UCLA Department of Radiology will offer the following stipend amount:

  • Eight to twelve-week preceptorship: $2,500

An additional $1000 will be available to support the publication of findings and/or travel to a major national meeting to present findings.


  • Applicants must be medical students who plan to pursue a residency in diagnostic or interventional radiology.
  • Applicants must be in good academic and professional standing.
  • Be a US citizen, US national, permanent resident or DACA student.

Competitive Applicants Will Have Demonstrated:

  • Commitment to pursue a career in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology.
  • Academic achievement demonstrated by transcripts and letters of recommendation.
  • Visiting students must complete the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) application at:
  • A commitment to address health disparities, improve care in underserved populations and promote equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Application Cycle:

  • Application cycle opens April 1, 2023
  • Application deadline June 1, 2023

Application Process:


Please contact the Clerkship Coordinator, Lara Gold, at [email protected]