Summer Research Fellows are each assigned to a mentor. The mentor may be a health or research professional from any department in our health system. Under the mentor’s guidance, and with the help of Department of Research support staff, Fellows complete a research project. At the end of the summer, Fellows present their findings in a PowerPoint at a noon conference attended by staff, Fellowship benefactors, and invited friends and family. Project results are commonly submitted for presentation at regional and national conferences, and the project abstracts are often published in conference proceedings.
What do Summer Research Fellows do?
In the first week or so, fellows usually do a fair amount of searching the literature to acquaint themselves with the chosen topic before beginning the real work. What you do after that depends upon the project your mentor has chosen for you. Past Fellows have collected data from paper and electronic patient medical records, administered and analyzed surveys, and conducted laboratory research.
Eligible candidates will have completed their junior year by the end of the spring semester proceeding the Fellowship summer and will have a grade point average of at least 3.2. You will also be asked to write and submit a goals statement.
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