Summer Undergraduate Trainee at The University of Texas Health Center at Houston – Expires January 20, 2020
Do you want to develop your outside-of-the-box thinking? This program offers training in evidence-based tools for innovative thinking and placements with accomplished cancer researchers at the ■ McGovern Medical School (Houston) ■ School of Biomedical Information (Houston) ■ UT MD Anderson Cancer Center-UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (Houston) ■ School of Public Health (Houston, with regional campuses in Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, Brownsville, and El Paso).
The program’s unique focus is helping trainees learn to ask important research questions and apply cutting-edge methods to stimulate innovative thinking about their projects. Applications are now open!
Who is eligible to apply? All undergraduate students in colleges and universities across the U.S. who are rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors (fall semester, 2020). All academic majors are encouraged to apply!
What will you be doing?
- Over the course of the 10-week program, summer trainees will:
- Work with UTHealth faculty mentors and their research teams to complete a research project in cancer prevention and incorporate tools for innovation
- Take the Massive Open Online Course on innovative thinking http://go.uth.edu/edX by Roberta B. Ness, M.D., M.P.H., who literally wrote the book(s) on innovation
- Do puzzles, problem-solving, and exercises in the review sessions anchored by senior doctoral and postdoctoral fellows
- Attend seminars led by faculty on ongoing cancer research
- Perfect skills in scientific presentations, and·
- Present research project posters and elevator speeches.
Applications and supplemental materials (unofficial transcripts, resume, and one letter of recommendation) must be uploaded in the application system by 11:59 PM (CST) on January 20, 2020. Semi-finalists will be notified in early February 2020. Trainee interviews for final selection will be conducted by early March 2020.
Healthcare Exploration Program at Northwell Health – Expires January 24, 2020
The Northwell Health Healthcare Exploration Program at North Shore University Hospital is designed to expose the undergraduate college student to various careers in the medical field. Through a balanced 8-week curriculum, students will encounter a broad range of clinical services at a quaternary care medical center. Based on the student’s interest, students spend time shadowing Physicians, Surgeons, Nurses, Physician Assistants, and other Advanced Care Providers in the following clinical areas: Neurosciences, Cardiology, Orthopedics, Emergency Medicine, Perioperative Services, Pediatrics/Neonatal ICU, Medicine, and Cancer Services. In addition to shadowing healthcare providers, students also have the opportunity to explore the medical education components of healthcare by attending Grand Rounds. While students do not provide direct patient care, they are encouraged throughout the process to ask questions, become engaged with the healthcare providers, and obtain their own mentor during their internship experience.
Application Deadline: Applications must be electronically submitted by January 24th, 2020
- Rotations: During the eight weeks, students are exposed to healthcare providers at the patient’s bedside, in the operating room, procedural areas, during rehab, and the coordination of patient care. Students spend a week in each clinical area (Neurosciences, Cardiology, Orthopedics, Emergency Medicine, Perioperative Services, Pediatrics/Neonatal ICU, Cancer Services, and Medicine) observing patient care through the lens of many different providers.
- Didactic Sessions: As part of the internship experience, students have the opportunity to attend Grand Rounds and other educational forums, as determined appropriate by the rotation leaders. In addition, students will be provided with Lunch & Learn sessions in which a Hospital Executive will provide the student with an important understanding of the basic elements of hospital administration, leadership, organizational dynamics, and expertise from their field of work.
In order to be considered for the program, your application must be completed with an official transcript, letter of academic reference written on official school letterhead, and a letter of intent.
Student Researcher interested in Kidney Medicine at Brigham Health – Expires January 24, 2020
The Harvard Summer Research Program in Kidney Medicine (HSRPKM) offers a robust and varied introduction to the world of nephrology for the undergraduate college student who is considering a career in science or medicine. We are committed to building a talented and diverse kidney research community of tomorrow. As part of that commitment, we encourage students who are part of the underrepresented groups in medicine (URM)* to apply.* Underrepresented in medicine (URM) for the purpose of this program are those individuals belonging to a particular ethnic or racial group which has been considered by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) to be underrepresented in biomedical research (relative to their numbers in the general population). These groups may include Latino/Hispanic, African-American/Black, American Indian, Native Hawaiian and Alaskan Natives, among others. Sources: AAMC and NIH.
- GPA 3.4 or higher
- Currently enrolled in undergraduate degree seeking program
- Must be a US citizen or Permanent Resident
- (Green Card holder)
- Must be committed to entire 8+ week program (approximately May 31st, 2020 – August 7th, 2020)
- Research experience preferred, but not required
- NOTE: Each finalist will have a brief phone interview.
- The Harvard Summer Research Program in Kidney Medicine (HSRPKM) is a summer program for college undergraduates which offers 8 weeks of research, free housing accommodations, stipend to participants and an all expense paid trip to present your work at UT Southwestern in Dallas, Texas at the end of the summer.
- Work with world class investigators at Harvard Medical School
- Experience how kidney disease affects lives throughout unique clinical experiences
- Attend weekly core curriculum sessions which introduces the functions and dysfunctions of the kidney