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The purpose of this internship is to expose the student to hospital and outpatient environments, as well as to specific areas of medicine such as surgery and clinical research. These experiences are designed to help students decide whether or not to pursue a career in medicine.Housing will be provided for all interns, as well as roundtrip travel to the hosting transplant center. A stipend will also be provided. The internship includes shadowing physicians on rounds in the hospital, observing and assisting in an outpatient/clinic facility, observing the coordination of a transplant, and scrubbing in during transplant and surgical operations. In addition, students will be able to visit the local Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) and HLA lab. Participants may also have the opportunity to do data collection for the transplant service or work on a clinical research project.
There is a strong preference for students currently in their junior year of college with a serious interest in medicine.
The Access program of Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences (WCGS) is a summer internship program that trains underserved college students in the biomedical sciences. Interns gain hands-on experience in a biomedical researchl laboratory and are encouraged to apply to PhD programs. Selected students are placed in laboratories at the Weill Cornell Medical College under the mentorship of experienced faculty members.
In addition to the laboratory experience, students attend lectures and discussions aimed at enhancing their understanding of the current status of biomedical research, the pathways available for entering research careers, and the range of available career opportunities. Students also participate in weekly journal clubs, attend workshops that teach them how to prepare for interviews and seminars, and take part in social activities.
The Access Summer Research Program is open to underserved students who have excelled in their sophomore or junior years in college. Applicants must be citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States.
Each year, the U.S. Schweitzer Fellows Program® competitively selects approximately 250 exceptional students from the nation's top health and human service schools to follow in Dr. Albert Schweitzer's footsteps. These Schweitzer Fellows -- mostly university graduate students -- partner with community-based organizations to identify an unmet health need, design a yearlong service project with a demonstrable impact on that need, and bring that project from idea to implementation and impact -- all on top of their usual graduate school responsibilities. After successfully completing their service year, they become members of the Schweitzer Fellows for Lifealumni network of over 2,500 Leaders in Service who are dedicated and skilled in meeting the health needs of underserved communities. Since its launch in 1992, the U.S. Schweitzer Fellows Program has grown to include thirteen program sites (Baltimore, Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Greater Philadelphia, Houston-Galveston, Indiana, Los Angeles, New Hampshire/Vermont, New Orleans, North Carolina, and Pittsburgh). The U.S. Schweitzer Fellows Program has four overall goals:
Eligibility,application deadlines & start date , end date of program vary according to fellowship site. The Albert Schweitzer Fellows Program has locations in Baltimore, the Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Greater Philadelphia, Los Angeles, NH/VT, New Orleans, North Carolina, and Pittsburgh.
See website or contact program administrator for more details.
WUStL’s Division of Biology & Biomedical Sciences and the Medical Scientist Training Program includes...
· 10 weeks of independent research in a lab located at WUStL, WUStL School of Medicine, or the Missouri Botanical Garden
· Weekly journal clubs and scientific seminars
· Workshops on career development, ethics, presentation skills and scientific writing
· Mock Interviews and individualized career advising
· Presentation of work at a summer-ending research symposium.
· Community service project
· $4,000 stipend for the summer. We provide housing at no cost, so that is $4,000 cash money, in the participant’s pocket
· Travel covered to and from St. Louis
· Travel funds to present work at scientific meeting
· A genuine MCAT or GRE prep course. This is not a workshop, but a full-blown course taught on weekends by a professional test prep company. Students keep the materials and have access to the test bank for a year. This is provided atno cost to the student.
AMGEN Scholars are limited to US citizens & permanent residents; AMGEN do not require prior research experience, while BioMedRAP expects that individuals will have had two semesters or summers of research. Please note that all programs are aimed at individuals who are seriously committed to careers in research and plan to earn a PhD or MD-PhD. Individuals interested solely in medical careers should not apply. Participants in these programs have gone on to the best PhD and MSTP programs in the country, including Stanford, UCSF, WUStL, Chicago, Hopkins, Penn, Cornell, Yale, Harvard, etc.
Through the generous support of the Amgen Foundation, Columbia University and Barnard College now offer a summer research program to a select group of motivated undergraduate students who will benefit from the opportunity of hands-on biology related laboratory research. This is a chance to experience the joys of discovering something completely new while learning to overcome the challenges inherent in scientific research. Students work at Columbia University (either at the Morningside Heights campus or at the Medical Center campus) or Barnard College.
The Amgen Scholars Program is competitive, with awards based on grades, recommendations, career plans, and previous experience. Amgen Scholars are required to write a short written report and present their findings orally to their peers. Columbia and Barnard students are required to present their work in poster format at a symposium, held the winter after the program. Participants receive a stipend of $4000 and housing on the Morningside campus of Columbia University. In addition, all Amgen Scholars participate in the Amgen Scholars National Symposium in California. During the 10 week program, students work full-time (about 40 hours/week) on independent research projects under the guidance of a research scientist. Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program 2011 will start on 05/31/2011 & end date 08/05/11.
You may apply if you are a US citizen or permanent resident and currently a sophomore, junior, or non-graduating senior at a four-year college or university in the United States, Puerto Rico or other US territory. If you are a Columbia University or Barnard College undergraduate student and wish to be considered for the Amgen Scholars program, you should apply to the SURF program and you will automatically be considered for both programs.
No previous research experience is necessary and you do not need to be a biology major to apply. Students are expected to work full-time for the duration of the program, so participation is not compatible with attending summer school or working at another job.
The deadline for applicant Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program 2011 was closed( February 1st, 2011), however the new applicant are welcome to apply for 2012 program.
The goal of the Microbiology Undergraduate Research Fellowship (MURF) program is to increase the number of underrepresented undergraduate students who wish to, and have demonstrated the ability to pursue graduate careers (Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D.) in microbiology. Students will: agree to participate in an undergraduate summer research program at a U.S. based institution,,conduct a research project for a minimum of 10 weeks beginning in the summer .Work with a faculty mentor who is an ASM member, submit a research abstract to the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS),submit a research abstract to ASM for presentation at the ASM General Meeting. Students decide the institution, research area, and level of activity for the summer from the ASM pre-selected host sites. Based on interests, independence, and ability, students will be placed at a host U.S. Institution of the student's choice to conduct basic science research.
The Sponsor must be an ASPET Regular Member in good standing or a Retired Member who is still active in research. It is expected that the student will work on a research project with some degree of freedom for a minimum of 10 weeks. A stipend of $2800 will be provided for the student, and it is anticipated that this will be supplemented with local funds. The Sponsor is expected to sponsor the SURF Fellow for student membership in ASPET at the beginning of their summer research experience. Undergraduate student membership in ASPET is free. Applications from women and underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged.
To introduce undergraduate students to pharmacology research in order to heighten interest in science as a career, with an emphasis on pharmacology graduate training to increase the number of young scientists entering the research discipline of pharmacology.
The Sponsor must be an ASPET Regular Member in good standing or a Retired Member who is still active in research. It is expected that the student will work on a research project with some degree of freedom for a minimum of 10 weeks. A stipend of $2800 will be provided for the student, and it is anticipated that this will be supplemented with local funds. The Sponsor is expected to sponsor the SURF Fellow for student membership in ASPET at the beginning of their summer research experience. Undergraduate student membership in ASPET is free. Applications from women and underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged
There is no application form. Application should be made by the Sponsor who must be an ASPET Regular or active Retired Member in good standing and must include: a letter from the sponsor to include: a brief description of the proposed research, Qualifications of the candidate, the degree of independence the student will have and the name and position of the individual who will directly supervise the student, A description of complementary activities available to the student, e.g. seminars, classes, etc., A description of how the student will report on the research results, Appropriate safety assurances, and the name and contact information of the institutional individual responsible for receiving the check (also indicate to whom the check should be made payable). A copy of the ASPET Regular member sponsor's updated CV (brief format similar to NIH) and list of current research support. A letter from the candidate indicating the nature of his/her interest in the project and a description of the candidate's future plans. Copies of all the student's undergraduate transcripts (student copies are acceptable). The individual application should be emailed as a SINGLE PDF to Jane Nelson, firstname.lastname@example.org .
Participating in a Health Care Careers Enrichment Program is an excellent way to learn what it’s like to work in that field. It gives you invaluable experience and personal contacts - plus it can increase your chances of being accepted into the health professions program of your dreams.
For additional enrichment programs in the field of health policy, see the National Institute of Health’s list of Student Programs and the Kaiser Family Foundation’s online directory of health policy fellowship opportunities. Also see the section on Health Policy Topics in Issues in Healthcare on this website.
Last updated: December 11, 2013
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