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Summer Undergraduate MSTP Research (SUMR) Program


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Academic Level:
Undergraduates - Junior

Description:
The University of Iowa SUMR Program offers an intensive experience for highly motivated undergraduates interested in future combined MD/PhD training for a career as a physician-scientist. The program provides the opportunity to conduct hands-on intensive research with scientists at The University of Iowa. Participants carry out independent research conducted under the direction of an established mentor in the biomedical sciences. In addition, the program offers weekly seminars emphasizing the intersection of science and medicine, career development seminars, case-based learning sessions and physician-scientist shadowing. Participants gain an appreciation for the role of the physician-scientist in asking pertinent medically related research questions, carrying the results of the work to the patient's bedside. 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 Features

10-week research project conducted in the laboratory of a faculty member in the biomedical sciences.

Weekly seminar series - a forum for discussions emphasizing how science and medicine intersect 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 shadowing experience (2-4 afternoons during the 10-week period) Social and mentoring activities with MD/PhD students

Support

$4,150 for the ten week period

Lodging in a University housing facility

Travel allowance for transportation to/from Iowa City

Eligibility

Citizen or permanent resident of the United States

Major in biological or physical science

Prior research experience.
upcoming deadline

Application Deadline: 1/12/2018

Program Dates: 6/4/2018 - 7/22/2018

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Iowa (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Biochemistry
Biology
Epidemiology
Genetics & Genomics
Medical Sciences
Microbiology
Molecular Biology
Neuroscience
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Physiology

Keywords:
Brain Science
Cellular Function
Microbial Physiology
Molecular Chemistry
Molecular Genetics
Neurophysiology

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This program is funded by:
National Institute of Health (NIH)


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