"Participating in the Undergraduate Research Education Program (UREP) at Wood Hudson Cancer Research Lab (2017) broadened my understanding of cancer biology. It allowed me to get first-hand experience in basic science research, applicable to medicine, that I would later use in medical school.
"As a student at Wood Hudson, I was involved in bladder cancer research, and as part of this research, I learned about cancer pathways. During my first and second years of medical school, several lectures on cancer were presented, and one pathway that was brought up consistently was the MAPK pathway, which I had studied at Wood Hudson. Having experience with this pathway due to my time in UREP made it easy to understand cancer pathways and drug targets for cancer, and it helped me to excel on my exam questions related to cancer. My experience also taught me more about the research process in general, and it strengthened my love of research. I’m currently involved in public health research at Creighton.
"The knowledge and experiences I gained through UREP provided me with insights I’ve used throughout medical school. UREP strengthened my knowledge base and contributed to my success."
3rd year Medical Student
Creighton University School of Medicine