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High School Summer Program

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an IBP member program

Academic Level:
High School Students

The program introduces interested and qualified young Texans to a research environment and provides firsthand experiences in the varied career opportunities available at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. A total of 7 students will be selected to participate in this ten-week program.

Students selected for the program are given a rare opportunity to participate in a research project in one of the biomedical disciplines under the guidance of a full-time member of the MD Anderson faculty. Emphasis is placed on the importance of the basic principles that form the foundation for scientific investigation.

During the program, students work in MD Anderson laboratories five days a week, from 8 am-5 pm. The majority of this time is spent doing actual hands-on work that provides the students with a clear knowledge of exactly what it means to be a biomedical researcher as well as an understanding of the discipline required.

The laboratory experience is supplemented by seminars presented by faculty on a wide variety of research topics and by activities exclusive to participants of all the Summer Programs.

At the end of the program, each student will prepare an oral and written report of his or her activities for presentation to fellow students and his or her research sponsors.

At the conclusion of the program, participants will share their experiences during a presentation and a celebration luncheon.

Participants will approach their upcoming college term with an increased awareness and confidence in allied health professions career fields.

Program is open ONLY to current Texas high school seniors.

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Medical Sciences

Medical Biology

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