Program Advancing Research for Equity – M1 Students

At a Glance

  • 8 weeks June 24 – August 16
  • Provides foundation in research methodology
  • Stipend available upon successful completion of program


  • M1 students going into M2
  • In good academic standing
  • Out of State are eligible
  • Housing application available upon request


Provide ten M1 going into M2 Hispanic students with clinical, biomedical and community-based research experience. An intense 8-week program that provides a foundation in research methodology, practical knowledge of research studies, and introduces participants to public health and health disparities.

PARE Requirements

  • Complete all sections of the online applications
  • Including a personal statement
  • Provide a copy of official school transcripts
  • Provide one letter of recommendation from instructor or advisor
  • Provide a resume or CV
  • Formal interview with finalists
  • Application deadline March 1, 2024

PARE Eligibility & Responsibilities

  • Be a resident of the state of Illinois
  • Must be a rising junior or senior with a premedical educational goal
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Committed to full ten weeks
  • Must attend program orientation, weekly seminars, and complete exit survey
  • Develop and present a scientific paper and presentation
  • Work (research) Monday – Friday 30hrs/week

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About the Hispanic Center of Excellence University of Illinois Chicago – College of Medicine

The HCOE (Hispanic Center of Excellence) aims to improve the health and wellness of Latinx communities in Illinois. Our team delivers programs that increase the number of outstanding Latino/Hispanic applicants pursuing health careers. Our programs span the continuum of health education and promote the development of health practitioners who capably deliver language concordant and culturally responsive care to historically underserved Latinx communities.