Thursday, January 28, 2010

Summer Research Sci-Med: Juniors

Deadline Approaching!
Summer Undergraduate MSTP Research (SUMR) Program
SUMR Participants 2009

The University of Iowa SUMR Program offers an intensive experience for undergraduates interested in combined MD/PhD training for a career as a physician-scientist. The program provides students with experience in research laboratories and exposure to clinical medicine and medically-relevant research. The 8-week SUMR program features research conducted in the laboratory of a faculty member in the biomedical sciences, shadowing of physician-scientists in a clinical setting, Emergency Room shadowing, weekly seminars presenting patient-based discussions emphasizing the intersection of science and medicine, career development seminars, and clinical case-based learning sessions. Eligible students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who anticipate graduating with a bachelor’s degree in the biological or physical sciences in the academic year following the summer of planned participation.

*SUMR Program 2010 Features
* June 7 - July 30, 2010
* An 8-week research project conducted in the laboratory of a faculty member in the biomedical sciences.
* Physician - scientist clinical shadowing experience
* Weekly seminar series - a forum for discussions emphasizing how science and medicine intersect
* Clinical case-based learning exercise
* Career development seminars (e.g. MD/PhD admissions; personal and research statement writing)
* Big Brother - Big Sister Program with MSTP students
* Emergency room shadowing experience


* $3000 for the eight week period
* Lodging in University housing facility
* Travel allowance for transportation to/from Iowa City


* Citizen or permanent resident of the United States
* Will graduate from college in the 2010-2011 academic year
* Major in biological or physical science
* Prior research experience

Application Requirements

* A completed online application form
* Official transcript(s) from undergraduate institution(s)
* Two letters of recommendation (At least one letter must come from your primary research mentor).
* Apply by February 5, 2010


SUMR Program
Medical Scientist Training Program
2206 MERF
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Phone: (800) 551-6787 or (319) 335-8303
Fax: (319) 335-6634

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