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Summer Opportunities For Medical Students

American Parkinson Disease Association Medical Students Summer Fellowship:

Eligible students will conduct clinical or laboratory research under the supervision of research professionals for 10 weeks during the summer.

Application Deadline: January 23, 2017

Program Dates: visit program’s website for more information

Stipend: $4,000

Program Website: http://www.apdaparkinson.org/research/medical-students-summer-fellowships/

American Urological Association Summer Medical Student Fellowship:

The Urology Care Foundation offers a portfolio of mentored research training awards intended to recruit outstanding young investigators into urologic research and foster their career success. This fellowship program is designed to attract high-caliber medical students to urologic research by engaging them in summer research fellowships alongside world-class urologic scientists.

Application Deadline: 5:00pm eastern time on January 12, 2017

Program Dates: Summer 2017 (for specific dates, please visit the program’s webpage)

Stipend: $4,000

Program Website: https://www.auanet.org/research/summer-medical-student-fellowships.cfm

ASTRO Minority Summer Fellowship Award:

This award is to introduce medical students from backgrounds that are under-represented in medicine to the discipline of radiation oncology early in their medical education. Medical students in all years are encouraged to apply; preference will be given to first- and second-year students. In an effort to promote radiation oncology as a career choice, the fellowship will provide medical students with an experience designed to expose students to clinical, basic and translational research questions in radiation oncology.

Application Deadline: February 10, 2017

Program Dates: Summer 2017 (for specific dates, please visit the program’s webpage)

Stipend: $2,500 plus an additional $1,000 each for completion of report and attendance at ASTRO Annual meeting

Program Website: https://www.astro.org/Patient-Care/Research/Funding-Opportunities/ASTRO-Minority-Summer-Fellowship-Award/

Cancer in the Under-Privileged, Indigent, or Disadvantaged (CUPID) Summer Translational Oncology Program:

This program is a 7-week NCI-funded oncology fellowship with an emphasis on laboratory-based research. This program is focused on medical students who have demonstrated interest in caring for underserved populations and who are exploring careers in oncology. More information may be found on the program’s website. The CUPID program will be conducted at two sites which includes: The John Hopkins University School of Medicine (Baltimore) and Indiana University School of Medicine (Indianapolis).

Application Deadline: February 3, 2017

Program Dates: June 12, 2017 – July 28, 2017

Stipend: $5,000

Program Website: http://cupid.onc.jhmi.edu/

Carolinas Healthcare System Medical Student Summer Scholars Program:

This 10-week program is designed to expose clinical and research experience to first-year medical students, undergraduate, and post-graduate students in various fields such as biochemistry, cell biology, clinical trials, molecular biology, outcomes research, physiology, proteomics, and others.

Application Deadline: February 28, 2017.

Program Dates: May 30, 2017 – August 4, 2017

Stipend: $5,000

Program Website: http://www.carolinashealthcare.org/research-clinical-trials/summer-and-research-scholars-program

Center for Injury Research and Policy Program:

Participants of the Injury Research Program will have the opportunity to conduct their own research under the supervision and guidance of internationally-known faculty researchers for 8 weeks. Participants will learn important research, statistical, and data analysis skills, learn how to write a scientific manuscript, and complete a manuscript as first author based on their research and submit for publication. More information may be found on the program’s webpage at the link below.

Application Deadline: 5:00pm eastern time on February 6, 2017

Program Dates: Summer 2017 (for specific dates, please visit the program’s webpage)

Stipend: $3,000

Program Website: www.nationwidechildrens,org/cirp-national-student-injury-research-training-program

 

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America’s (CCFA) Student Research Awards:

This program offers financial support for students to spend time performing research on topics relevant to Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), or Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, for a minimum of 10 weeks. CCFA hopes to stimulate research interest in the area of IBD.

Application Deadline: March 15, 2017 at 5:00 pm EST

Program Dates: On or about June 15th for 10 weeks

Stipend: up to $2,500

Program Website: http://www.ccfa.org/science-and-professionals/research/grants-fellowships/student-research-awards.html?referrer=http://mse.medicine.iu.edu/student-affairs/financial-aid/summer-opportunities.html

Diabetes Research Centers Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes and Obesity:

This program is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health through the NIDDK and allows medical students to conduct laboratory-based, clinical or translational research under the direction of an established scientist in the areas of diabetes, hormone action, physiology, islet cell biology, clinical investigation or obesity at an institution with one of the NIDDK-funded Diabetes Research Centers during the summer between the first and second or second and third year of medical school.  Prior research is not required. More information may be found on the program’s webpage at the link below.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is January 30, 2017.

Program Dates: Summer 2017 (for specific dates, please visit the program’s webpage)

Stipend: The program offers a stipend of approximately $1,948 per month

Program Website:  http://medicalstudentdiabetesresearch.org/

Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowship Summer Program:

This 8-week program is a challenging and rewarding experience that exposes students to the opportunities within the medical field of anesthesiology and research.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2017

Program Dates: See program’s website for more information

Stipend: $400 per week

Program Website: http://faer.org/programs/msarf-summer-program/

Graduate Experience for Multicultural Students (GEMS) For Health Professional Students:

The GEMS-HP program is designed to provide summer research opportunities to students who are currently enrolled in a health professional programs including Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physicians Assistant and Public Health.  Students must already be in their health professional program during the summer that they participate in GEMS-HP.  GEMS-HP Program activities will include lectures in molecular and biochemical techniques, research seminars presented by program faculty and professional development workshops.  The majority of the time, students will be expected to work in a research project. 

Application Deadline: February 15, 2017

Program Dates: May 31 through August 4, 2017

Stipend: $711 per week

Program Website: http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/medicalschool/programs/GEMS

Haselden Betty Ford Center Summer Institute:

The Summer Institute for Medical Students is a unique learning experience for students to gain understanding and insight into addictive disease and the recovery process.  Applicants will spend five days experiencing what it is like to be a patient or a family member at the Betty Ford Center.  The program provides full scholarships for selected students which cover travel, lodging, tuition, material fees, daily transportation to and from the Center, and most meals.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2017

Program Dates: Visit the program’s webpage for more information

Stipend: N/A. Travel and lodging expenses are also provided for students through a scholarship fund.

Program Website: http://www.hazeldenbettyford.org/education/medical-and-professional-education/summer-institute-for-medical-students

Heart, Lung, and Blood Summer Research Program:

This program engages students in biomedical research in cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematological and sleep disorders research. Students have the opportunity to participate in laboratory or clinical research studies during the summer with faculty mentors. This internship has traditionally been offered to undergraduates and medical students underrepresented in biomedical science including African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, as well as to those with disabilities or who have experienced significant disadvantages. For more information, visit the program’s website.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2017

Program Dates: Approximately May 30 - August 4, 2017

Stipend: $1750 per month, minimum two months ($3500)

Program’s Website: http://casemed.case.edu/gradprog/summer.cfm

Hospital for Special Surgery Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship:

This fellowship is an 8-week program of mentored research designed to introduce students who have completed their first year of medical school to research opportunities in orthopaedic basic science, translational science, and clinical research in orthopaedics.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2017

Program Dates:  Mid-June, 2017 to mid-August, 2017

Stipend: $2,400

Program’s Website: https://www.hss.edu/medical-student-summer-research-fellowship.asp

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Medical Research Fellows Program:

providing a year of full-time, mentored laboratory research training to medical, dental, and veterinary students who have demonstrated an interest in and commitment to biomedical research, but who are not enrolled in an MD/PhD (or equivalent) program. The Medical Research Fellows Program enables students to be immersed in a high-impact, intensive research experience at a critical time in their professional education, before they make plans for residency or postdoctoral training. Unique aspects of the program include national and regional professional development activities, mentorship by physician-scientists, interaction with HHMI investigators, and integration into a community of like-minded peers.

Application Deadline: 2:00pm Eastern Time on January 11, 2017

Program Dates: Between May 1 and September 1 for the duration of 1 year

Program Website: http://www.hhmi.org/developing-scientists/medical-research-fellows-program

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Medical Scholars Program:

This program awards scholarships to medical students interested in the sub-specialty of infectious diseases the opportunity to pursue independent clinical or research activities outside their institutional program and explore the field of infectious diseases.

Application Deadline: February 10th, 2017 at 6pm ET

Program Dates: Visit the website for more information

Stipend: $2,000

Program Website: http://www.idsociety.org/Medical_Scholars_Program/

Kidney TREKS (Tutored Research and Education for Kidney Scholars) Program:

This program is designed to foster interest in careers in nephrology and research through a week-long research course retreat and long-term mentorship program. Students have the option to choose from two TREKS sites: Mount Desert Island Biological laboratory (MDIBL) in Bar Harbor, ME or The University of Chicago (UChicago) in Chicago, IL.

Application Deadline: Friday, January 20, 2017

Program Dates: June 10-17, 2017 (Bar Harbor, ME) or July 15-21, 2017 (Chicago, IL)

Program Website: http://www.asn-online.org/education/training/students/treks/

Massachusetts General Hospital Summer Student Research Training program:

The goal of the MGH Summer Research Trainee Program (SRTP) is to inspire students who are underrepresented in medicine (URM) to consider careers in academic medicine by immersing them in cutting-edge research opportunities. Each student is assigned to a specific MGH laboratory, clinical site, health policy, or health services research area where they undertake an original research project under the mentorship and guidance of a Mass General Hospital (MGH) investigator.

Application Deadline:  January 23, 2017

Program Dates: June 5 – August 3, 2017

Stipend: $4,000

Program Website:  http://www.massgeneral.org/education/internship.aspx?id=5&display=overview

Mayo Clinic Summer Research Fellowship:

This 8 to 10-week fellowship was created to address the need for clinical investigators from diverse backgrounds. Health needs of U.S. minority populations have been studied inadequately, due in part to the shortage of clinical investigators belonging to underrepresented groups. Although the number of clinicians belonging to underrepresented groups has increased, there has not been a corresponding increase in clinical investigators. Members of groups that the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine considers underrepresented are eligible to apply.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2017

Program Dates: Starts the second Monday in June

Stipend: up to $6,180

Program’s Website: www.mayo.edu/msgme/diversity-programs/summer-research-fellowship

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Summer Research Program:

Applications are being accepted for the 10-week Summer Research Program for Medical Students at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas. A component of The University of Texas, M.D. Anderson is one of the nation's leading cancer research and treatment centers. The program provides interested students with an opportunity to participate in biomedical research experiences related to oncology and to be introduced to the clinical problems presented by cancer patients. At the end of their summer experience, students will submit their research data in journal article format. Participants in the program receive a stipend for the 10-week period.

Application Deadline: January 19, 2017

Program Dates: See website for more information

Stipend: See website for more information

Program’s Website: http://www.mdanderson.org/education-and-research/education-and-training/schools-and-programs/summer-science-programs/first-year-medical-student-program/index.html

Medical Student Summer Clinical Externship (MSSCE) Program:

This program has been developed for medical students with a strong desire for clinical experience in the field of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) and who are eagerly seeking opportunities to see patients.

This program aims to provide a wide range of inpatient and outpatient clinical exposure and to allow students to explore the human side of patient care and the psychosocial environments their patients face through an eight-week summer externship.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2017

Program Dates: See program’s website for more information

Stipend: $4,000

Program’s Website: http://physiatry.site-ym.com/?page=MSSCE_students

Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) Program:

This program provides medical students with an enriching experience in aging-related research and geriatrics, with the mentorship of top experts in the field. This program introduces students to research and academic experiences early in their training that they might not otherwise have during medical school. 

Application Deadline: January 27, 2017 at 5:00 PM EST

Program Dates:  Depends on the training site. See website for more information.

Stipend: approximately $1,980 per month

Program’s Website: http://www.afar.org/research/funding/mstar

Mellinckrodt Institute of Radiology Summer Program:

This 10-week program offers medical students an excellent introduction to current radiological sciences research. research.

Application Deadline: February 13, 2017

Program Dates: Varies, but may start anytime between May 25 and June 8

Stipend: $5,000

Program’s Website: www.mir.wustl.edu/research/summer-research-program

Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Summer Fellowship Program:

This program is a NCI-sponsored research program for first or second year students at accredited US medical schools. All students interested in the field of oncology and/or related biomedical sciences are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: January 10, 2017 at 5:00pm EST

Program Dates: June 5, 2017 – August 11, 2017 or June 12 – August 18, 2017

Stipend: $585 per week minus taxes

Program Website: www.mskcc.org/summerfellowships

National Institute of Health Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research:

Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2017

Program Dates: See program’s website for more information

Stipend:  Varies. See program’s website for more information

Program Website: https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/sip

Simon Kramer Summer Externship in Radiation Oncology:

The goal of this externship is to expose medical students to the discipline of radiation oncology and provides up to two students each year with the opportunity to spend six weeks in our Department working on a research project and participating in clinical and educational activities.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2017

Program Dates: TBD but must occur between June and August

Stipend:  $750

Program Website: http://www.jefferson.edu/university/jmc/departments/radiation_oncology/education/Simon_Kramer_Externship.html

 

Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Foundation Student Research Fellowship:

This fellowship stimulates laboratory and clinical vascular research by undergraduate college students and medical school students registered at universities in the United States and Canada. The intent of the fellowship award is to further the student’s education and introduce the student to the application of rigorous scientific methods to clinical problems and underlying biologic processes important to patients with vascular disease. 

Application Deadline: February 1, 2017

Program Dates: Summer 2017 (for specific dates, please visit the program’s webpage)

Stipend: $3,000

Program Website:  https://vascular.org/career-tools-training/awards-and-scholarships/student-research-fellowship

Vanderbilt Medical Student Research Program Medical Student Research Training Program:

This program allows medical students to conduct research under the direction of an established Vanderbilt scientist in the area of diabetes, kidney disease, and digestive disease during the summer between first and second or the second and third year of medical school. Prior research experience is not required.  A stipend is provided. Please note that this program is distinct from a similar program sponsored by the Diabetes Research Centers of the NIH/NIDDK.  More information may be found on the program’s webpage at the link below.

Application Deadline: February 6, 2017

Program Dates: Summer 2017 (for specific dates, please visit the program’s webpage)

Stipend: Approximately $1950/month

Program Website:  www.vanderbiltsrtp.org

 

Virginia Commonwealth University JACK’s Summer Scholar Program:

This program provides students with the opportunity to view the world of neonatology and pediatric subspecialties through clinical mentoring and research. Summer scholars have the opportunity to work with the neonatal team as they provide care and conduct research related to infant and maternal health.

Application Deadline: February 3, 2017

Program Dates:  June 19 to August 4, 2017

Stipend: $1,500 for medical students

Program Website:  https://www.pediatrics.vcu.edu/pediatric_specialties/neonatal/jacks.html

Third Year Opportunities:

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Medical Research Fellows Program:

providing a year of full-time, mentored laboratory research training to medical, dental, and veterinary students who have demonstrated an interest in and commitment to biomedical research, but who are not enrolled in an MD/PhD (or equivalent) program. The Medical Research Fellows Program enables students to be immersed in a high-impact, intensive research experience at a critical time in their professional education, before they make plans for residency or postdoctoral training. Unique aspects of the program include national and regional professional development activities, mentorship by physician-scientists, interaction with HHMI investigators, and integration into a community of like-minded peers.

Application Deadline: 2:00pm Eastern Time on January 11, 2017

Program Dates: Between May 1 and September 1 for the duration of 1 year

Program Website: http://www.hhmi.org/developing-scientists/medical-research-fellows-program

Kidney TREKS (Tutored Research and Education for Kidney Scholars) Program:

This program is designed to foster interest in careers in nephrology and research through a week-long research course retreat and long-term mentorship program. Students have the option to choose from two TREKS sites: Mount Desert Island Biological laboratory (MDIBL) in Bar Harbor, ME or The University of Chicago (UChicago) in Chicago, IL.

Application Deadline: Friday, January 20, 2017

Program Dates: June 10-17, 2017 (Bar Harbor, ME) or July 15-21, 2017 (Chicago, IL)

Program Website: http://www.asn-online.org/education/training/students/treks/

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP):

The MRSP is a yearlong research training program designed to attract creative, research-oriented, medical, dental, and veterinary students to the NIH intramural campus in Bethesda, MD. The MRSP is designed for rising fourth-year students, but does not exclude second year students in medical school who have strong research interests from applying.

Application Deadline: January 15, 2017

Contact Information: mrsp@mail.nih.gov

International Opportunities:

Himalayan Health

(http://www.himalayanhealth.com/index.shtml)

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