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Neurological Surgery Summer Student Program

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Academic Level:
High School Students
Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

The UW Medicine Neurological Surgery NIH Summer Student Program provides 'Bench to Bedside' exposure to students seeking summer lab placements to explore basic and clinical neurosciences. Our hope is that students will be so excited by their work that they will desire to pursue an academic career in research and/or medicine. Our mission is to recruit and educate a wide spectrum of students from diverse backgrounds, including those under-represented in STEM fields, and broaden their knowledge base in the field of biomedical research, including translational, clinical and basic research, and to inspire students to pursue a career in research, medicine or allied fields, especially in Neuroscience.


-$3200 Stipend for University students/$2667 for high school students 18+

-Eight week Lab placement in one of our Neuroscience Labs

-Weekly Neurological surgery Grand Round Lectures

-Weekly Neuroscience Faculty Lectures

-Neurosurgery or Observations

-Student Presentation on Individual program focus

To date, we have placed over 150 students from over 80 different schools in the program. Students have participated in 13 different laboratories, attended over 100 separate Grand Rounds presentations, observed and followed 17 different clinicians, and had weekly student group presentations by 26 different faculty members. Over 20 students from our earlier classes have now been accepted into medical school and other clinical training programs, and many students just entering college have gone on to neuro-science or pre-med studies.
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Application Deadline: 1/2/2020

Program Dates: 6/22/2020 - 8/14/2020

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Washington (Lead)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Biomedical Engineering
Computational Sciences
Computer Sciences
Materials Science & Engineering
Medical Sciences

Computational Neuroscience
Neurological Disorders
STEM Education

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

Page last updated 10/22/2019
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