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The Center for Reproductive Medicine is a research program of the Cleveland Clinic Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute (rated as No. 1 in the country by the US News and World Report) and the Ob/Gyn & Women's Health Institute (rated as No. 3 in the country). Our Center is rated as a leading center of excellence at the world-class Cleveland Clinic, which is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation's best hospitals, ranked as No. 4 in the country. Over the past 20 years our Center has trained more than 500 pre-med/ medical students, physicians, scientists and biologists from all over the world.
The Center's summer internship offers an opportunity for students interested in gaining a research experience in human fertility and reproductive biology and the opportunity of working with world-renowned scientists and researchers. Members of our staff publish frequently in most respected journals, are invited guest speakers at important scientific/ medical meetings and courses around the world and are active in the leading professional societies in the exciting field of human reproductive medicine.
The Continuing Umbrella of Research Experience (CURE) Program, funded by the National Cancer Institute at NIH, allows graduating high school seniors and college freshman from underserved minority populations to receive state-of-the-art training in basic, clinical, and population based cancer research. Participants have the opportunity to investigate the mechanisms by which hormones, growth factors, receptors, and viruses control cell fate, oncogenesis, metastasis, and cell growth. Participants receive a stipend (around $3,200) for the 8 week program.
The 1st Year Medical Student program is a 10-week research program specifically designed for medical students who are interested in hands-on biomedical, translational or clinical research and have completed their first year of medical school.
Students are matched with a member of MD Anderson’s distinguished research and clinical faculty. Individual research projects are crafted by faculty mentors and reflect the ongoing research efforts of the institution's clinics and laboratories. Participants will work alongside his or her mentor in one of our state of the art research facilities or in the clinic. Valuable scientific connections with faculty, residents and postdoctoral fellows, as well as other student participants are created. The research projects, institutional lectures and workshops, and scientific connections are valuable tools that students can use to assess their individual career goals related to research and patient care in oncology. The program culminates with a research symposium in which participants are required to present individual talks and posters on their summer projects in front of their peers and faculty.
The 10-week program will include:
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.
Adventures in Veterinary Medicine (AVM) is a unique career exploration program for adults, college, high school and middle school students. If you are excited by science, enjoy working with animals and would like to find out more about what it takes to be a veterinarian, then this program is right for you. At AVM you will get a clear picture of the demands of veterinary school and a knowledge of the varied career opportunities within the profession. AVM is a thorough introduction for those with an interest in pursuing a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree.
By spending time on the campus of one of the finest veterinary schools in the country students will get a realistic and comprehensive look at what attending veterinary school would be like. During the program students attend lectures by our faculty, participate in laboratories and engage in hand-on activities with animals. We offer various sessions designed to meet different educational and developmental levels. AVM will challenge and stimulate you in innovative, fun and exciting ways.
An online application for all high school, college and adult applicants to the AVM program is now available. After logging in, please select Adventures in Veterinary Medicine from the drop down list.Application FeeA nonrefundable application fee of $40 is required and may be paid by credit card when completing the online application.Academic TranscriptsOfficial transcripts must be sent directly from your school. We require:
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.
The Amgen Scholars Program provides summer research opportunities at UCSF for undergraduates in science and biotechnology. In addition to the summer research experience at UCSF, participants join other Amgen Scholars from across the country at a symposium where they share their summer experiences.
Program FeaturesIn addition to daily research, students also participate in:
Participant BenefitsStudents receive a total package worth over $8,000 including:
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.
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.
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 18, 2014
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