UCD – Graduate Experience for Multicultural Students

University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Denver, CO.
Type Basic Science Research, Academic Enrichment
Deadline February 15, 2014


Selected GEMS interns will enroll in a ten-week summer research internship course, Topics in Biomedical Science and Research. The course will be conducted by distinguished research faculty and will consist of lectures, demonstrations, and laboratory research assignments with a mentor. Participating basic science programs at UC Denver include biochemistry and molecular genetics, cell and developmental biology, cancer biology, human medical genetics, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, neuroscience, pharmacology, reproductive science, and physiology and biophysics.


GEMS interns are selected on the basis of academic achievement, interest in biomedical science research careers, and inclusion in an underrepresented group or category (first generation college attendee, low income, financial need, or ethnic identity as African American, Hispanic, American Indian, Alaska Native, or Southeast Asian, Pacific Islander). Successful applicants will have completed two years of college and demonstrated aptitude in one or more laboratory science courses. Those who have just completed their freshman year or graduated and international students (with student visas) are not eligible for this program.

Accepted students must agree to attend the entire ten-week program. Other requirements include:

  1. Minimum GPA of 2.8 overall; 3.0 in sciences;
  2. Two (2) letters of recommendation (at least one from a science faculty member);
  3. A personal statement of interest in graduate education and future career goals; and
  4. A current transcript (copy acceptable).

More Information


Sonia Flores, PhD,
, GEMS Program
Denver, CO 80262
Phone: 303-315-0055