UC San Diego - COE

Research Methodology Training Laboratory
ABOUT US

The purpose of COE-RMTL is to
train students from disadvantaged backgrounds to conduct research in a biochemical science lab to prepare them to enter graduate programs in the health sciences and/or pursue careers in healthcare in order to address health disparities.

 

"THIS EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN A LIFE CHANGING PROCESS FOR ME. THROUGH THE OPPORTUNITIES THIS PROGRAM HAS PROVIDED, I FEEL MORE CONFIDENT IN MY ABILITIES AND POTENTIAL." 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Only 28% of Underrepresented Minority (URM) students who enter post-secondary institutions nationally choose a major in the biomedical field.

In contrast, 76% of RMTL students are retained in the biomedical sciences.

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 Of those COE-RMTL students who graduate from university, 53% are in graduate or professional programs and 19% are currently applying.

 

Only 4% of URMs nationally reach this level of educational attainment.

COE-RMTL has a 100% graduation rate from high school and university.

 

There is only a 76% high school graduation rate for students from similar backgrounds at the national level.

 

PROGRAMS

The COE-RMTL offers a comprehensive research laboratory training for middle and high school, community college and undergraduate students. The program consists of 40 hours of basic science methodology training for students with no formal research experience.

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 Park E. Trefts Middle
School Summer
Program

The Dr. Park E. Trefts Summer Science Program provides middle school students with a summer research experience. 

Science Class

Percy Russell High
School Summer
Research Program

COE-RMTL is implementing mutiple training projects geared to underrepesented and minority high school students from across San Diego.

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Mesa Community
College Bridges-RMTL
Summer Research
Program

Bridges is a science education program designed to support the success of community college students.

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UC San Diego
Undergraduate-RMTL
Program

UCSD Undergraduate students are also able to gain independent study credit for research projects supported in the COE-RMTL.

LEADERS & LEGACY

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Dr. Eduardo Fricovsky, Pharm.D.

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Dr. Park E. Trefts, Ph.D.

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Dr. Sandra Daley, MD

 
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