Graduate Programs Equity Summer Research

Oregon Health and Sciences University School of Medicine
Portland, OR.
Type Basic Science Research, Academic Enrichment



The OHSU Equity Summer Research, Dental and Medicine Internship Program offers:

  • An exciting opportunity to spend eight weeks working with faculty and graduate students in a research setting, learning new skills, and gaining hands-on experience.
  • Weekly seminars and meetings with fellow students and faculty to discuss ongoing research.
  • An opportunity to present a poster presentation of your summer research project.
  • Ongoing, personal mentoring about your individual career pathway from OHSU faculty .
  • Clinical experience.
  • A paid stipend during the program.
  • The Summer Equity Research Program typically starts in mid-June. Equity interns will be selected in early April, and will be funded to work 40 hours per work during the program. Interns working with physicians in a health care setting will be required to shadow one day a week. Weekly shadowing schedules are flexible.




By the program starting date, eligible students will have completed at least one full year of college coursework. The most competitive applicants will have completed coursework in the basic sciences (e.g. biology, chemistry, neuroscience, biopsychology) and mathematics. The program is only open to applicants who have experienced social or economic disadvantages:


  • Economically disadvantaged students are defined as individuals who come from a “low income family,” using low income levels specified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a guideline.
  • Socially disadvantaged students come from an environment that may inhibit them from obtaining knowledge, skills or abilities required to enroll and successfully complete an undergraduate or graduate course of study that could lead to a career in the health sciences. This category includes but is not restricted to students whose parents did not attend or complete college.


More Information

The Center for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
, School of Medicine, L-102
Portland, OR 97239
Phone: 503-494-5657
Fax: 503-494-3400