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CURE (Continuing Umbrella of Research Experience Program) is a summer research program at the Lurie Cancer Center of Northwestern University for underserved college students interested in pursuing careers in the biomedical sciences. It is funded by a grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Each year the Lurie Cancer Center accepts 12 college students to work alongside top cancer researchers in state-of-the-art laboratories. The scientists act as mentors and work with students on nationally funded laboratory research projects during the eight-week summer program. Students are introduced to the basics of cancer biology and receive career guidance through weekly focused seminars presented by faculty members. At the end of the CURE program, each trainee is required to prepare a brief written summary and to give an oral report of his or her project to fellow CURE students and faculty mentors.
Students accepted into CURE work full-time for eight weeks on a research project in a biomedical discipline under the guidance of a Cancer Center faculty mentor. The majority of the time is spent participating in laboratory research, allowing participants to experience directly what it means to be a biomedical researcher. Emphasis is placed on the fundamental principles of scientific investigation.
Students gain an understanding of the basics of cancer biology through seminars presented by faculty members on topics such as cancer genes, cell cycle proteins, carcinogenesis, hematologic malignancies, etc. At the end of the CURE program, each trainee is required to prepare a brief written summary and to give an oral presentation of his or her project to fellow CURE students and research mentors.
Participants in the CURE program receive a taxable stipend of approximately $3,400. In addition to the stipend, travel and housing are provided to students who do not live in the Chicago area.
Housing is provided on the Evanston Campus of Northwestern University for students who do not live in the Chicago area.
To qualify students must be classified by the following fall semester as college freshmen, sophomore, junior or senior students. Applicants should be pursuing a major in the sciences, and their transcripts should demonstrate a record of academic achievement (GPA 3.2 or higher). Students must be US citizens or permanent residents of the US (with green card) and members of underserved populations (African American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander or Native American).
Encouraging young people from diverse backgrounds to pursue careers in science is a national priority, and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is committed to meeting this goal in our recruitment and admissions practices.
Several enrichment programs are offered to help historically underrepresented local high school, resident and non-resident college level students jump-start their exposure and develop a broad perspective about the array of careers available within biomedical research, medicine and allied health. Our hope is that this early exposure will ultimately lead to an increase in the number of graduates having diverse perspectives in medical education.
AIM & ROADS: Open to students who attend a high school in the Milwaukee Public School (MPS) system, Milwaukee charter or surrounding suburban school district.
The Bronx Westchester Area Health Education Center BW‐AHEC is committed to improving the health and health care outcomes of underserved communities in the Bronx and Westchester through the recruitment, retention and enrichment of the healthcare
workforce. One of our main recruitment programs is the Summer Health Internship Program HIP The Internship allows students aspiring toward a career in the health professions the opportunity to work in a health care setting and interact regularly with health professionals.
Please check with the program administrator for deadlines and dates.
Must be a High School Junior, Senior or College Freshman or Sophomore as of fall of the application year.
• Student must have a strong interest in pursuing a health/medical career
• Students must live or attend school in the Bronx or Westchester
• Students must be available and committed to participate in the program on dates of the program
Must be a United States Citizen or have Permanent Resident Status
Central AHEC envisions the elimination of health disparities based on race and ethnicity. We also envision an increase in the number of minorities in the health professions to equal the percentage of minorities living in our central Connecticut service area.
The mission of Central AHEC is to eliminate health disparities among diverse populations of central Connecticut by providing and coordinating programs that improve the health status of all. Central AHEC envisions the elimination of health disparities based on race and ethnicity. We also envision an increase in the number of minorities in the health professions to equal the percentage of minorities living in our central Connecticut service area.
Please contact program administrator for more details, dates and deadlines.
We offer a post-baccalaureate graduate level Advanced Biomedical Sciences Certificate program for individuals interested in careers in the health professions. Courses are taught by Georgetown and George Mason professors.
This is a full-time 9-month, 20 credit graduate level certificate program which provides excellent advanced science preparation for health professions including medical, dental and other healthcare-related advanced studies. The program includes preparation for professional examinations (such as MCAT, DAT, or GRE), and outstanding advising and support towards your goals.
Purpose: to increase the number of historically underrepresented students who enroll in and complete undergraduate or graduate programs leading to professional licensure or to careers in mathematics, science, technology (MST), and health related fields.
CSTEP provides academic enrichment and research experience in STEM content areas. Projects consist of academic year and summer components including: supervised training in research methods, graduate/professional school admissions preparation, standardized tests preparation & academic and career development activities
CSTEP serves undergraduate, graduate or professional school students admitted to IHE's at two or four-year institutions in New York State. Students must be:
New York state resident, African-American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian or Alaskan native, economically disadvantaged (Institutions must assure that no more than 20% of all CSTEP students are concurrently enrolled in a state-funded opportunity program)
Increase the number of students from under-represented groups who are pursuing professional licensure and careers in mathematics, science, technology and health-related fields.
The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) were established at Farmingdale State College during the academic year 1999-2000. It is one of only 49 programs in New York State. The primary objectives of CSTEP are to develop and retain students enrolled in the undergraduate programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and to prepare them for careers in the licensed professions, and to pursue higher studies and research in STEM fields. CSTEP accomplishes its objectives by offering instructional programs, enabling participation in scholarly activities, conducting conferences and workshops, providing support for guided research and industry sponsored internship programs, and conducting programs aimed at developing skills and competencies for ethical and professional practice in the students chosen field. While CSTEP brings together faculty and students from a broad spectrum of academic programs on campus to undertake projects of mutual interest, it promotes and enables collaborative activities with the science and technology programs at other institutions in the region. CSTEP also serves as an excellent tool to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics education at the middle and high schools by enabling its members to serve as mentors for STEP students.
In order to become a member of STEP, a student must meet the following eligibility criteria:
Please contact program administrator for more details, dates and deadlines.
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: June 30, 2016
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