Undergraduate Research Opportunities -Cleveland Clinic

Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH.
Type Basic Science Research, Academic Enrichment
Deadline March 1, 2012

Description

The Center for Reproductive Medicine at Cleveland Clinic has an exciting summer internship opportunity for highly motivated, academically oriented medical or undergraduate students interested in a career in medicine.
 
Our environment of academic and clinical collaboration offers an unsurpassed experience for students that include:

  • Experiencing a state-of-the-art research environment
  • Training in the art and science of conducting basic and clinical research
  • Mentoring by renowned researchers at a world-class medical institution
  • Developing a solid foundation for a research or clinical track career in medicine

The program's goal is to encourage students to consider a career in medicine, whether in the reproductive sciences or another specialty of their choosing. To this end, we have designed the summer internship to offer students a wide range of high quality experiences. During this eight-week program, participants will:

  • Work alongside reproductive scientists and clinicians on interesting research projects in a real laboratory setting
  • Interact with reproductive endocrinologists, gynecologists, male infertility specialists and urologists and observe them in clinics or surgery
  • Participate in the writing of research articles, systematic reviews and/ or invited book chapters in the field of reproductive endocrinology, assisted reproduction and/ or male & female infertility
  • Participate in daily lectures, research meetings and group discussions

 

Students will develop an understanding of how reproductive research is conducted. Participants will also learn how to:

  • Present research results in departmental meetings
  • Prepare and present PowerPoint talks at research conferences
  • Perform various data compilation and analysis techniques
  • Hone their public speaking skills

The Center's summer internship offers an opportunity for students interested in gaining a research experience in human fertility and reproductive biology and the opportunity to working with world-renowned scientists and researchers. Members of our staff publish frequently in our field's most respected journals, are invited guest speakers at important scientific/ medical meetings and courses around the world and are active in the leading professional societies in the exciting field of human reproductive medicine.

The program's goal is to encourage students to consider a career in medicine, whether in the reproductive sciences or another specialty of their choosing. To this end, we have designed the summer internship to offer students a wide range of high quality experiences. During this eight-week program, participants will:

  • Work alongside reproductive scientists and clinicians on interesting research projects in a real laboratory setting 
  • Interact with reproductive endocrinologists, gynecologists, male infertility specialists and urologists and observe them in clinics or surgery 
  • Participate in the writing of research articles, systematic reviews and/ or invited book chapters in the field of reproductive endocrinology, assisted reproduction and/ or male & female infertility 
  • Participate in daily lectures, research meetings and group discussions

Students will develop an understanding of how reproductive research is conducted. Participants will also learn how to:

  • Present research results in departmental meetings 
  • Prepare and present PowerPoint talks at research conferences 
  • Perform various data compilation and analysis techniques
  • Hone their public speaking skills

Please check with program administrator on dates and deadlines.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents. A candidate who is not a US citizen or green card holder may be appointed as an Observer. Read our requirements for Observership in Reproductive Biology.
  • Research work conducted during the internship may qualify for undergraduate course credit(s). Interested participants should check with their academic advisers.
  • Successful completion of internship results in the award of a Certificate of Research Training from our Center for Reproductive Medicine.
  • Summer Interns Resource Kit

More Information

http://www.lerner.ccf.org/education/undergrad/

Professor, Lerner College of Medicine
Dr. Ashok Agarwal
Center for Reproductive Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Desk A19.1
Cleveland, OH 44195
Phone: 216-444-9485
Fax: 216-445-6049
Agarwaa@ccf.org