Monday, January 10, 2011

Summer Undergraduate MSTP Research Program at The University of Iowa

  • SUMR Program 2011 Features

  • June 6 - July 29, 2011
  • An 8-week research project conducted in the laboratory of a faculty member in the biomedical sciences (Optional 10-week program available).
  • Weekly seminar series - a forum for discussions emphasizing how science and medicine intersect
  • Clinical case-based learning exercise - discussion of mechanisms underlying disease process
  • Career development seminars (e.g. MD/PhD admissions; personal and research statement writing)
  • Physician - scientist clinical shadowing experience (2-4 afternoons during the 8-week period)
  • Social and mentoring activities with MD/PhD students
  • Optional emergency room shadowing experience (~4 times during the 8-week period)
  • Sample of SUMR Program Calendar of Events (from 2010 program)
  • Support

  • $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 2011-2012 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 7, 2011


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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