Undergraduate Medical Students

The Comprehensive Research Experience for Medical Students (CREMS) is meant to be a unique research program in Canada that allows interested medical students to gain extracurricular research experiences in two structured programs:

CREMS Summer Program is a 12 week program open to first and second year medical students. The student will receive $5,500, of which $2,750 is from the CREMS Program and $2,750 from the student’s research supervisor (the DFCM will contribute 50% of this amount if the research supervisor does not have sufficient funds). Click here for more information on the CREMS Summer Program.

CREMS Research Scholar Program is a 20 month program beginning in January and is open to first year medical students. The student will receive $15,000, of which $7,500 is from the CREMS Program and $7,500 from the student’s research supervisor (the DFCM will contribute 50% of this amount if the research supervisor does not have sufficient funds). Click here for more information on the CREMS Research Scholar Program.


Course and Mentorship Opportunities
The second year Determinants of Community Health (DOCH 2) course, Researching Health in the Community, includes a research placement where students are involved in a research project, or apply previously learned research methodology within a community setting.

Opportunities also exist for students during their pre-clerkship to shadow family medicine researchers who provide clinical care.


Please direct questions to Dr. Paul Krueger, Associate Director, Research Program or Noah Frank, Research Administrator.

Research News & Events

  • The Research Program is currently accepting applications for the Graduate Research Studies Award. The deadline is Friday, June 12th. Please click here for details.