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CWRU Heart, Lung & Blood Diversity Internship

Program Description

The short-term Heart, Lung & Blood diversity research internship program sponsored by the National Institutes of Health at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine for over a decade is once again offered for Summer 2016. These internships have traditionally been offered to undergraduates and medical students underrepresented in biomedical science including African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, as well as to those with disabilities or who have experienced significant disadvantages.

Prior interns have actively participated in laboratory or clinical research studies during the summer with faculty mentors at Case Western Reserve, University Hospitals of Cleveland and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, among our affiliates. Many have presented their work at major national meetings and have gone on to academic careers.

Students are paid for two months ($3500) participation with additional pro-rated stipend for longer periods. Start and end dates for the minimum 8 week program but are flexible. Additional support for economy travel and partial funds for dormitory housing are available for those from outside the Cleveland area.

This note is to particularly encourage first year medical students to consider the program and apply online  before March 1, 2016. The Steering Committee will select applicants and work to match their interests with sponsoring faculty members. After the match is made, the mentor approves the fellow’s research project and supervises the student during the summer period. While participating in the program, students are expected to attend a weekly luncheon seminar on aspects of cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematological and sleep disorders research specifically designed for them and typically have had orientation in our research-related residency programs. At the termination of the summer, the  student must present a poster or written summary and short oral oral presentation.

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Application Deadline March 15

The GE Foundation and National Medical Fellowships, Inc. (NMF) are pleased to announce a new Primary Care Leadership Pipeline (PCLP) Program that will provide primary healthcare professionals a valuable opportunity to examine firsthand primary health care in key areas of the US. This program enhances traditional instruction of future physicians and health professionals who will be exposed to the rewards of working in medically underserved communities. The overall mission of the PCLP is to increase capacity in primary care services across the US by growing a pipeline of healthcare professionals. 

The innovative PCLP scholarship program will provide a service-learning opportunity of 200 hours (5 – 6 weeks, summer 2012) at community health centers in Los Angeles CA, Phoenix AZ, Memphis TN, or Jackson MS. Scholars will be actively engaged in healthcare services, leadership training, and institutional project activities relevant to both academic programs and host sites, and will participate in a network of organizations and individuals from academic institutions, NMF alumni and program advisors.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria:

Scholars must be enrolled in an accredited training program for one of these professions:

  • Medicine (2nd and 3rd year medical students)
  • Nursing (RN/BS, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwife): Phoenix AZ & Jackson MS placements only
  • Health Sciences (Physician Assistant): Phoenix AZ & Jackson MS placements only

Scholarships will be awarded this year to 30 medical students and 8 nursing or health sciences students with a stipend that is expected to cover travel, living and lodging expenses.

In addition to students who can apply, nominations are also invited from academic advisors. Each completed application must be accompanied by a letter of nomination that fully explains the candidate’s academic and leadership accomplishments, an official academic transcript, financial aid information, curriculum vitae and biosketch, and a personal 500-word statement in which the student discusses motivation to serve underserved communities and commitment to primary care or public health. Applicants are ranked by the Advisory Board on the basis of recommendations, personal statement, academic achievements, and leadership potential.

Applicants should specify preference as to summer placement location with a proposed project and commitment to complete program requirements between May 15 and August 30, 2013.

Apply Online! The application will be available starting January


American Pediatric Society & Society for Pediatric Research

Student Research Program

The SPR and APS offer a medical student research training program to encourage gifted medical students to consider careers in research related to pediatrics. This program is specifically designed for students seeking a research opportunity at an institution OTHER THAN THEIR OWN MEDICAL SCHOOL.

Students selected to the program are able to choose or are assigned to leading research laboratories. Currently, our Directory of Laboratories lists research opportunities at more than 300 laboratories in the United States and Canada.  Each research experience allows the student to spend two to three months at 40 hours per week in a research environment. The program provides students with a stipend of $58.83/day (as of 2010) for a maximum stipend of $4,353.


  • Applicants must be enrolled in a medical school in the U.S. or in Canada and in good standing at the time of the application.

  • Applicants with any medical degree are not eligible.

  • Students who have already participated in this program are not eligible.

  • The research opportunity must not be completed at the medical school of enrollment.


  • Each application includes a completed Application, Personal Data Form, Dean's letter, and two Faculty Recommendation Forms.

  • Choices should be selections made from the APS-SPR online Directory of Research Opportunities which includes APS and SPR members who participate in the program. The application should include the laboratories of interest to the student.

  • The student is responsible for arranging living quarters, transportation and submitting reports and evaluations.

Student Responsibilities

  • At the time of application, students should arrange to have the Application, Personal Data Form, Dean's letter, and both Faculty Recommendation Forms sent directly to the Student Research Committee at the address indicated.
  • All parts of the application may be FAXED. Please advise the appropriate parties.
  • During the program, the student is responsible for arranging living quarters, transportation and submitting reports and evaluations, and notifying the Student Research Coordinator of any address/telephone changes.

Student Selection:

Students are selected by the Student Research Subcommittee. The actual selection is made on the basis of an assessment of the student's application and the two (2) faculty recommendations. With guidance from the applicant, every effort is made to place students with the laboratory of their choice to match their particular interests and talents. Further information can be obtained from the Student Research Program Coordinator at

The APS and SPR welcome applications from all qualified candidates and encourage under-represented groups to apply. 

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For Students Interested in the Student Research Program:

2016 Application Deadline:
January 23, 2016

Boston, MA - The Multicultural Affairs Office at Massachusetts General Hospital
2016 Summer Research Trainee Program

Deadline for applications is February 2016.

Summer Research Trainee Program

The Summer Research Trainee Program (SRTP), which was founded in 1992, attracts college and medical students from around the nation. The goal of this program is to inspire and develop students who are underrepresented in medicine (URM)* to consider academic medicine and research careers by immersing them in cutting-edge research opportunities. Fifteen students, selected from a nationwide competition, join SRTP each summer. Students are assigned to specific Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) laboratories or clinical sites where they undertake original research projects under the mentorship of an MGH investigator. Investigation opportunities exist over a broad range of disciplines, including clinical, basic science, health policy and health services research. Assignments are carefully considered and are made with the student's career interest in mind. In addition to the research experience, students will gain knowledge through weekly didactic seminars, both at the MGH and at Harvard Medical School, and have opportunities for clinical shadowing.

Program Terms

The Summer Research Trainee Program is a mandatory eight weeks in length. Students will be paired with a preceptor who will work closely with them, providing guidance and instruction. The student will participate in a new or ongoing project and assume increasing independence during the course of the program. Students are expected to:

  • Attend a full day orientation on June 2016
  • Prepare an oral presentation of their work at the completion of the eight-week program
  • Prepare an abstract of the research project
  • Attend weekly didactic seminars
  • Complete all program, hospital administrative and occupational health requirements (eg. vaccination)

Program Support

SRTP provides the following support during the eight week period of the program:

  • Housing costs (lodging arrangements provided near the hospital)
  • Living stipend of $4000 for food and other necessities
  • Travel grants based on demonstrated need


The program is open to students underrepresented in medicine (URM)* who have completed at least three years of college and/or rising first and second year medical students. Exceptions are possible for sophomores with advanced laboratory experience.

Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents. No prior research experience is necessary.

Application Process

The deadline for completed applications is February 2016. Please complete 2016 SRTP application form, and send with all supporting documents to the mailing address listed below. A completed application must include:

  • 2016 Application form completed and signed
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation (must be sent directly by recommenders)
  • Resume
  • Official college and medical school (if applicable) transcript(s)

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered for this program, and allow enough mailing time for the materials to arrive before the deadline.

Application and supporting documents must be sent to:

Multicultural Affairs Office
Massachusetts General Hospital
Attn' Summer Research Trainee Program
55 Fruit Street, Bulfinch 123,
Boston, MA 02114

DOWNLOAD SRTP 2016 Application

* URMs for the purpose of this program are those individuals belonging to a particular ethnic or racial group which has been considered by the American Association of Medical Colleges and the National Institutes of Health to be underrepresented in biomedical research; these include, among other groups, Latino/Hispanic, African-American, Native Hawaiian and Alaskan Natives.

Multicultural Affairs Office, Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street, BUL 1-123 | Boston, MA 02114
E-mail: | Tel: 617.724.3832 | Fax: 617.724.6591