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Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Primary Institution: Mayo Clinic
City: Rochester
State: MN
Job Duration: 10 weeks during the summer
Class Requirement: Completed Sophomore Year
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biomedical Engineering
Description: The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program of the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine is for students who see themselves as research scientists of the future.  It is particularly suited for those who want to do research that has the ultimate goal of improving medical treatments.  Each year, 80-90 undergraduates from around the U.S. come to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, to work with investigators on a broad array of biomedical research questions.  Approximately ten fellowships are also available at Mayo's sites in Scottsdale, Arizona and Jacksonville, Florida.  Mayo's SURF program provides more than just work experience in a lab.  As a SURF fellow you will:
•  Conduct a small research project or work on part of an ongoing research investigation for 10 weeks
•  Develop technical, analytical and communication skills
•Participate in a weekly seminar series that introduces rapidly progressing research areas
•  Acquire in-depth knowledge related to a scientific field
•  Receive advising on applying to PhD, MD and MD/PhD programs.
A stipend of $4,000 (minus taxes) for 10 weeks is provided.  From this stipend, students are responsible for their own travel, housing and meals.  Most students live together in convenient summer student apartments which cost about $140/week.
Stipend: $4000
Application Deadline: 02/01/2007
Job Website: www.mayo.edu/mgs/surf.html
Additional Information: International students who are attending a U.S. college or university are eligible to apply to our program.

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Glenda Mueller
Mayo Graduate School
200 First Street S.W.
Rochester, MN 55905
Email: gmueller@mayo.edu
Phone: 507-283-3862
Fax: 507-284-0999