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2022-2023 AOSC Timeline, Key Dates & Forms

AOSC Curriculum Overview

Students attend a series of in-person lectures and in-person small group sessions over the course of M1 year, which provide essential didactic and experiential training to assist them in conceptualizing projects, finding mentors, and creating a proposal for research. M2 students will have small group sessions in the late summer and early fall focused on oral presentation skills and preparing posters for presentations.

The remainder of work is independent, supported by 1:1 meetings between students, their research mentors, and their small group faculty leaders. By February of their M4 year, in order to meet the AOSC graduation requirement, students must have submitted a first author manuscript for publication or a thesis paper. More details regarding these items are available on the AOSC Graduation Requirement, Conference Travel, and Research Electives page.

Key Due Dates (2022-2023)


*MD/MPH & MD/MA students are not required to complete AOSC research projects but are eligible for SRSP, T35, RISE, and research electives

**MSTP students are not eligible for AOSC, SRSP, T35, RISE, or research electives


  • December 2, 2022: Attend M2 poster session
    View AOSC M2 2022 Posters here
  • Fall/winter 2022: Outreach to prospective mentors, preliminary literature reviews to refine topics of interest
  • January 2023: T35 applications due (8-10 weeks’ funded summer research; counts as AOSC work)
  • March 6, 2023: Research Proposal due
  • March 6, 2023: Early Bird Summer Research Scholars Program (SRSP) application due
  • March 13, 2023: RISE applications due
  • April 3, 2023: Final submission deadline for Summer Research Scholars Program (SRSP) applications
    Eligibility: All M1 students EXCEPT those who are MD/PhD are eligible for SRSP funding. Dual degree M1 MD/MA or MD/MPH students are eligible to apply for SRSP. 
    SRSP is an optional, competitive and funded research program for students intending to perform research on campus/site of research in the summer between their M1 and M2 years (in addition to the 4 week AOSC requirement for those in AOSC). Applications go live in February of every year with decisions announced one week after each application deadline. If a student does not get into SRSP in the early bird round, the student may re-apply for the final SRSP deadline.
  • May 2023: Summer research begins (4 week minimum, remote or on-campus is acceptable and to be determined between student/mentor) and must be completed during the 10 weeks of summer break. Any 4 weeks in the 10 weeks period can be used to satisfy the 4 week research requirement.
  • June 2023: Summer research scholars program (second 4 weeks in addition to AOSC) begins.




  • Flex Time Throughout Year: Research electives (Ad Hoc)
  • February 20, 2023: Proof of first author manuscript submission due in Machform (substitute for thesis requirement). *Note: If student is first author on a complete paper submitted to a journal that is derived from research performed as a medical student – AOSC or not – the student fulfills the AOSC graduation requirement. This includes original research, systematic review, or scoping review papers only. A first author paper can be submitted at any time during your time in AOSC to be accepted for a thesis exemption. Please complete this form as proof of your manuscript submission.
  • February 20, 2023: Thesis is due, unless you have submitted a first author publication.Please complete this form to submit your thesis.
    Thesis template.

Key Forms

Proposal template (for new or changed proposals)--Submit proposal through CANVAS. 
AOSC project/mentor change
Thesis template: Submit thesis through CANVAS
Statistics proposal form (for assistance from biostatistician)
Conference Attendance Request form: Complete online here for approval for travel
Proof of manuscript/thesis submission