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Summer Undergraduate MSTP Research (SUMR) Program

Primary Institution: University of Iowa
Affiliation: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
City: Iowa City
State: IA
Job Duration: 8 wks (June 6 - July 29, 2011)
Class Requirement: Completed Junior Year
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Minimum GPA: 3.2
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Biophysics
Medical Physics
Description: The University of Iowa SUMR Program offers an intensive experience for undergraduates interested in combined MD/PhD training for a career as a physician-scientist. The program provides students with experience in research laboratories and exposure to clinical medicine and medically-relevant research. The 8-week SUMR program features research conducted in the laboratory of a faculty member in the biomedical sciences, shadowing of physician-scientists in a clinical setting, Emergency Room shadowing, weekly seminars presenting patient-based discussions emphasizing the intersection of science and medicine, career development seminars, and clinical case-based learning sessions. Eligible students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who anticipate graduating with a bachelor's degree in the biological or physical sciences in the academic year following the summer of planned participation.
Stipend: $3000
Benefits: Housing
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 02/07/2011
Job Website:
Additional Information: Applicants must be US Citizens or permanent residents who have had prior research experience.

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Chris Benson, MD
2206 Medical Education and Research Facility
Unviersity of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 800-551-6787
Fax: 319-335-6634
Secondary Contact: Leslie Harrington
2206 Medical Education and Research Facility
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 800-551-6787
Fax: 319-335-6634
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