Opportunities at Graduate and Professional Schools
The following member graduate/professional schools
are providing summer opportunities. Please remember
to mention your status as a Ventures Scholar. Feel free
to email firstname.lastname@example.org
and let us know you are applying for one of these
opportunities. In the subject line of the email, write
the name of the opportunity and in the body provide
us with your first name, last name, institution, major
and email address.
East Tennessee State University
-Quillen College of Medicine
Services University of Health Sciences
Chicago, Biological Sciences Division
UT Southwestern Medical Center at
University of Health Sciences
The Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program,
an essential aspect of the Training Component of the
USU Center for Health Disparities Research and Education
(USUCHD), focuses on providing training opportunities
for underrepresented racial and ethnic minority students
who will ultimately contribute to the biomedical sciences
and healthcare fields. The USUCHD has partnered with
the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and publicized
our program to other undergraduate institutions serving
minority students. Through these relationships we are
able to recruit science students to participate in our
ten week USUCHD Summer Research Program.
Biomedical sciences and healthcare fields
March 31, 2006
Cynthia Macri, M.D. Vice President, Recruiment &
Uniformed Services Univ. of Health Sciences
University of Chicago, Biological
Undergraduate students are invited to apply for paid
summer research experience in the Biological Science Division
at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. In
addition to research, students participate in seminars,
lab meetings and social activities.
Interested in Biological and Life Sciences
March 1, 2006 - earlier applications will be appreciated,
as applications will be reviewed as they are received.
Biological Sciences Divsion, University of Chicago
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Are you interested in spending your summer doing
research in the field of basic biomedical research? If
yes, take a look at two intensive 10 week research programs
offered at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical
Center at Dallas.
1) The SURF program
Fellowships available in the areas of: Biological Chemistry,
Biophysics, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Genetics,
Immunology, Integrative Biology, Molecular Biology,
Microbiology, Neuroscience and Pharmacology
2) The QP-SURF program
Fellowships available in the areas of: Biophysics, Computational
Biology, Quantitative and Analytical Chemistry
Both programs are designed to provide research training
experience for college students who are preparing for
careers in biological research. Fellows spend ten weeks
(beginning June 5, 2006 through August 11, 2006), pursuing
individual research projects in the laboratories of
UT Southwestern Graduate School faculty members. Fellows
gain experience in modern research techniques, and have
a chance to plan and execute an experimental strategy
to answer a scientific question.
The program introduces students to the sorts of projects
encountered during postgraduate research training and
leads to an understanding of the planning, discipline,
and teamwork involved in the pursuit of basic answers
to current questions in the biological sciences. At
the end of the summer, fellows present their research
in a poster session.
In addition to laboratory research, fellows attend weekly
seminars given by UT Southwestern faculty members. Informal
discussions about careers in science and graduate training
are also scheduled. Approximately fifty fellows participate
in the summer research program. Fellows are selected
by the faculty mentors and assigned to a research project
according to each fellow's previous training and research
February 6, 2006
UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
East Tennessee State
University -Quillen College of Medicine
Pre-Health Outreach Programs
We offer various programs for college students interested
in pursuing professional and graduate level health degrees.
Science Enrichment is designed to provide an introduction
to upper-level science courses required for professional/graduate
school admission. In addition, students participate
in a series of career planning workshops and some clinical
observation in local health care facilities. Dates
are Sunday, June 4 - Friday, July 14, 2006.
is designed to provide an in-depth and intense level
of preparation for
professional/graduate school exams (primarily the MCAT/PCAT/GRE).
addition, students learn about the professional/graduate
process. Dates are Thursday, June 1 - Friday,
July 21, 2006.
Doctors of Tomorrow
Doctors of Tomorrow is designed to provide an opportunity
to gain extensive clinical experience by shadowing physicans
and other health care professionals in university and
community settings. Dates are Sunday, May 22
- Friday, June 30, 2006.
Students receive a stipend for their participation.
The stipend will be $1200 - $1400 based on program length.
Students interested in health careers.
Science Enrichment: One year
of college chemistry or biology.
Test Prep: All coursework
as it would related to the admissions exam or professional
school admissions process.
Doctors of Tomorrow: Must
have earned a minimum of 60 college credit hours. There
is not a MCAT/PCAT requirement-that is a mistake on
the website that is in the process of being corrected.
March 1, 2006