Summer Opportunities

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Looking for something productive to do this summer?
Check out these unique summer opportunities. 


Atlantis Project Fellowship where fellows are able to witness the practice of medicine in a global setting. This program is for students who are enrolled in or recently graduated from a college/university who are in good standing with the latest college/university attended and enrolled in any degree program on a path leading to a health related career.

For more information click here. Admissions are rolling.


Basic Science Programs, sponsored by the Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy (VSSA). This program is for students interested in pursuing a PhD or MD-PhD. However, there are many options within this program based on the student’s background and research interests.

For more information click here. Application deadline: February 1.


Combined Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity, sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS). This program is for those who are at least 18 years old, have proof of health insurance coverage and are not receiving funding from any other source during the program.

For more information click here. Application deadline: March 13.


The Courtier Program Summer Service-Learning Internship, sponsored by Frontier Nursing University. This program is for students interested in public health, health care, social work or related fields, committed to serving rural and underserved populations. Formal training in healthcare is not required.

For more information click here. Application deadline: February 12.


Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program, sponsored by the Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program in New York City. This program is for freshman & sophomores who are from underrepresented minority, disabled and/or disadvantaged backgrounds and wish to pursue the combined MD-PhD degree.

For more information click here. Application deadline: February 1.


Michigan Health Sciences Career Development Academy, sponsored by the University of Michigan’s Office for Health Equity & Inclusion. This program is for juniors, seniors or recent graduates, self-identified as educationally, socially or economically disadvantaged OR demonstrated commitment to serve undeserved populations within the U.S. A minimum GPA & certain classes are required.

For more information click here. Application deadline: February 1.


Michigan Health Sciences Undergraduate Research Academy, sponsored by University of Michigan’s Office for Health Equity & Inclusion. This program is for students who have completed their first year of college. A minimum GPA is required.

For more information click here. Application deadline: February 1.


Pritzker School of Medicine Experience in Research (PSOMER), sponsored by the National Institute of Health and held on the University Chicago Campus. This program is for college seniors or  post baccalaureate students who are from disadvantaged backgrounds and/or who represent groups that are underrepresented in health related sciences and medicine.

For more information click here. Application deadline: January 29.


The Rural Immersion Institute of the North (RIIN) Program, sponsored by the Alaska Area Health Education Centers (AHEC). This program is for undergraduate juniors, seniors, gap year students, and professionals returning to graduate school in the full spectrum of pre-professional health careers.

For more information click here: Alaska AHEC Summer 2016. Application deadline: February 1.


Rural Premedical Internship Program, sponsored by Michigan State’s College of Human Medicine. This program is for students who have completed at least 4 semesters of undergraduate education with preference given to rural students from Michigan who are interested in renaming in the state for medical training and eventual rural practice.

For more information click here. Application deadline: March 1.


Short Term Educational Program (STEP), sponsored by the University of Michigan. This program is for any student that is currently enrolled in a degree granting college or university. Preference will be given to students with strong academic performance in science courses and relevant laboratory experience.

For more information click here. Application deadline: February 15.


Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP), sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the AAMC & the ADEA. This program is for freshmen and sophomores interested in careers in medicine or dentistry, although whether or not you identify with a group that is racially/ethnically underrepresented in medicine and/or dentistry, come from an economically or educationally disadvantaged background and/or have demonstrated interest in issues affecting underserved populations will also be considered. A minimum GPA is required. It also takes place at various locations throughout the U.S.

For more information click here. Application deadline: March 1.


The Summer Premedical Academic Enrichment Program (SPAEP), sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. This program is for college sophomores, juniors and beginning seniors who wish to pursue careers in medicine.

For more information click here. Application deadline: February 29.


Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program, sponsored by the Center for Colon Cancer Research (CCCR) at the University of South Carolina. This program is for students who majors related to biomedical science or public health research who identify as an underrepresented minority. A minimum GPA is required.

For more information click here. Application deadline: February 15.


Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), sponsored by the University of Michigan. This program is for students interested in research in physiology and/or biomedical sciences.

For more information click here. Application deadline: February 15.


Summer Undergraduate Research in Physiology (SURP), sponsored by the University of Michigan. This program is for students who have completed their freshman year and are not scheduled to graduate before December 2016, who are interested in pursuing a doctoral degree in one of the University of Michigan’s graduate programs. An interest in academic research and/or teaching as a career is required, along with personal medical/health insurance coverage and identification as an individual from a diverse background that is underrepresented in graduate study in their discipline, an individual with a physical or mental impairment, an individual with a family below the established low-income threshold OR an individual who is first generation to graduate from a four-year college or university. A minimum GPA is required.

For more information click here. Application deadline: March 1.


The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP), sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh. This program is designed for undergraduate students considering graduate school or a career in biomedical research. Individuals from groups underrepresented in the sciences are encourage to apply. Preference will be given to those who have completed their sophomore or junior year.

For more information click here. Application deadline: March 1.


Student Summer Scholars, sponsored by Grand Valley State University’s Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship. This program is for undergraduate students at GVSU who have not yet completed the requirements for graduation.

For more information click here. Application deadline: January 29.


Undergraduate Clinical Research Internship Program,  sponsored by the Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy (VSSA). This program is for undergraduate students who have a strong desire to pursue an MD or MD-PhD degree. Preference is given to candidate with prior research experienced and advanced science course work.

For more information click here. Application deadline: February 1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Research Opportunities at University of Alabama

Two exciting summer opportunities to share!

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The University of Alabama at Birmingham is now accepting applications for two programs: The Summer in Biomedical Sciences (SIBS) Undergraduate Research Program 2015, and the Preparation for Graduate and Medical Education (PARAdiGM) 2015.  Both of these programs introduce outstanding undergraduates to the exciting career options of being a scientific investigator while also being a practicing physician. Eligible students may apply to both programs.

These two eight week programs are held concurrently from June 2-July 24, 2015.

Applications must be submitted online and the deadline is February 15, 2015.

 

Summer in Biomedical Sciences (SIBS) Undergraduate Research Program http://www.uab.edu/medicine/sibs/

The goal of this fellowship is to give talented undergraduate students the opportunity to experience the challenges and rewards of intensive, hypothesis-driven laboratory research. This experience should help participants to make well-informed decisions about future career plans.  Previous research experience is not required. We especially welcome applications from students who are interested in research as a potential career, including students interested in PhD and MD/PhD programs. Fifteen students per summer are accepted into this program. Applicants must have completed at least their sophomore year of undergraduate coursework. Successful candidates will typically demonstrate grade point averages of 3.0 (“B”) or higher, especially in science, math, and related areas.

Preparation for Graduate and Medical Education (PARAdiGM) http://www.uab.edu/medicine/paradigm/

The PARAdiGM program focuses on undergraduates from diverse and underrepresented minority backgrounds, and offers the opportunity to participate in the program for two summers. In addition to working in the laboratory of a faculty mentor with an actively funded biomedical research program, PARAdiGM participants will learn about careers in academic medical centers (AMCs) by shadowing clinician-investigators in their clinics, as well as on in-patient rounds. At the end of the first summer in the program, participants will write an abstract and participate in both a local and national poster presentation about their research results. They will also receive instruction in essay writing, MCAT preparation, and critical career skills. The ultimate goal of the program is to provide undergraduate students with an understanding and appreciation of the biomedical research process so as to encourage them to pursue careers studying patients and their diseases after further postgraduate training in graduate and medical education. Previous research experience is not required in order to apply.  The PARAdiGM program is especially useful for students who do not have local access to biomedical research and/or academic physician-scientist role models.

 

2015 NIH-AMGEN SCHOLARS PROGRAM

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced last week that they will be providing a summer research opportunity specifically for students interested in PhD and combined degree programs in the sciences! 

The Amgen Scholars Program at NIH is a partnership between the Amgen Foundation, the Foundation for the NIH, and the NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education. NIH-Amgen Scholars will spend the summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research.  NIH-Amgen scholars will be immersed in a culture of translational science and will explore important elements of the basic, translational and clinical research enterprise. Scholars will be matched with research mentors in the Intramural Research Program (IRP) on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland.

Students with experience with health disparities and a keen interest in learning more about the biological, environmental, social, and genetic causes of health disparities are especially encouraged to apply. The NIH-Amgen Scholars Program admission committee will give preference to students who lack opportunities to perform independent research during the school year. They welcome applications from students in all science disciplines and encourage students from diverse backgrounds to apply.

For more information and to apply, visit the Amgen Scholars Program website.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Applicants to the NIH-Amgen Scholars Program will complete the application for the NIH Summer Internship Program (SIP), but choose NIH-Amgen Scholars Program from the drop-down menu in item 9. The application deadline for this program is February 2, 2015.  

 

The NIH-Amgen program is for undergraduate students interested in PhD and combined degree programs in the sciences. Students interested in attending medical or other professional school programs should apply to the broader NIH Summer Internship Program. The application deadline for the NIH Summer Internship Program is March 1, 2015.

UM-SMART Program

Summer at Michigan for Undergraduate Research Training

The University of Michigan is hosting a ten week summer research program sponsored by Michigan’s Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), which is an MD/Ph.D. program. The “UM-SMART” summer program is designed to provide an opportunity for highly motivated and talented undergraduates interested in careers as physician scientists to enhance their science and academic skills.

The main focus of the program is laboratory biomedical research, but it also includes physician shadowing, an MCAT prep course, and an opportunity to attend bi-weekly seminars and a 2 day MSTP retreat in August.

For eligibility criteria and more information see the attached program announcement or go read their website. 

The deadline for application submission is January 16, 2015.

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