This interdepartmental study program is designed to provide third year medical students with an in-depth basic science research experience in one area of the broad discipline of cardiovascular science. The program is directed at those students potentially interested in a career in cardiovascular research. Faculty members in this study track come from numerous departments, including Medicine, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Immunology, Pathology, and Pharmacology and Cancer Biology. Students who elect this study program undertake a research project in a laboratory under the guidance of a faculty preceptor. In addition, with the permission of their mentor and study program director, students may take course work each term to complement their research interests. Because a wide range of research opportunities is available, course work is individually tailored by the faculty preceptor to the interests of the student.