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MD/PhD Summer Research Internship

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Academic Level:
For most summer research programs, this is your upcoming status as of the fall. Always check with the individual program's website for details.

Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

The MD/PhD Summer Research Internship is an 8-week hands-on program designed for students interested in pursuing a career as a physician-scientist. The internship provides an opportunity to actively engage in biomedical research and gain clinical shadowing experience.

Students can participate in research projects in the following areas:

-Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

-Cancer Cell Biology

-Cellular and Integrative Physiology

-Exercise Physiology

-Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis


-Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences

The program includes:

-Competitive stipend ($4,000)

-Travel assistance (up to $500)

-Housing assistance (up to $1,000)

-Clinical shadowing in area of interest

-Flexible Start Date

-Mentoring activities with MD/PhD students

-Professional development workshops (i.e. MD/PhD Pipeline Program, interviewing skills, writing personal statements, building your CV, STEM career panel, creating elevator pitch)

-Clinical skills learning sessions - to apply concepts from case-based learning and to practice skills that will be useful in medical school

-Opportunity to present a poster at the Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium (July)

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accepts non-us citizens

Participating Institution(s):
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West Virginia University (Lead)

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Cellular Biology
Genetics & Genomics
Medical Sciences
Molecular Biology
Pharmaceutical Sciences

Health Science

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