M.D./Ph.D. Summer Undergraduate Research Program

University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE.
Type Basic Science Research, Academic Enrichment
Deadline March 1, 2012


The University of Nebraska Medical Center strongly believes that the training of physician-scientists is critical to the future of medicine. Physician-scientists play a unique role in biomedicine by studying patients and their diseases. To accomplish this, we wish to recruit highly qualified students into medical and research programs at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The summer research program described here will provide appropriate experience and training to enable students to become competitive for admission into our M.D./Ph.D. Scholars Program. Benefits include: Gaining research training and experience that will make you more competitive for medical school, graduate school, other summer research programs, and M.D./Ph.D. Programs Becoming familiar with UNMC and its faculty, students and programs The UNMC faculty will get to know you and your potential Exploring your personal motivation for a career in medicine and biomedical research Discovering all of the exciting research going on at UNMC Participating in a student poster session Understanding how discoveries made in the laboratory are translated into new methods of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of human disease Research is fun and rewarding AND, we will PAY you to do it. A stipend of $3,000 for approximately 10 weeks of participation.


This summer research program is for individuals that are motivated for success in careers combining medicine and research.  Although we are especially interested in undergraduate students who are currently in their sophomore year of college, current freshman and juniors are also encouraged to apply.  Some research background may be useful in order to maximize your laboratory experience.

This is a great opportunity for students to discover first-hand the broad spectrum of research activities being performed at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  Not only will students be doing research, but successful applicants will also have the opportunity to shadow physicians.  This gives students a chance to not only experience great science but to also experience the doctor/patient relationship side of medicine.  We can provide a summer of challenges and exceptional learning experiences.

A wide variety of exciting research projects are available, from studies at the molecular level to patient oriented clinical research and healthcare outcomes research.  Cancer Biology, Cardiovascular Biology, Cell and Developmental Biology Cell Signaling, Genetics, Immunology, Molecular Biology, and Neuroscience are some of the programs available to students for their summer research projects.

More Information


Sonja Cox
, 985520 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-6555
Phone: (402)559-8242
Fax: (402) 559-8266