First-Year Medical Student Program
Join our program for students who have completed their first year of medical school.
The Medical Student First Year program within the Summer Experience is an ten-week research program for medical students who have completed their first year of medical school and are interested in biomedical research.
|Who should apply?||Medical students who have completed their first year of medical school|
|Why the Medical Student First Year Program?||Take part in investigative scientific research under the direction of MD Anderson faculty|
|When is the ten-week program?||June 3, 2013 – August 9, 2013|
Participants will learn about the investigative scientific research process, and will work with MD Anderson faculty five days a week, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Emphasis is placed on the importance of the basic principles that form the foundation for scientific investigation. Students also will be introduced to the clinical problems presented by cancer patients.
Student projects are submitted by MD Anderson faculty mentors and will reflect the ongoing research efforts of the institution's clinics and laboratories. Individuals selected for the program will actively participate in both the technical aspects of their projects and the interpretation of experimental data. At the end of their summer experience, students will submit their research data in journal article format. Program trainees will be afforded the opportunity to acquire research skills and, through participation in institutional seminars and lectures, receive information that will be valuable in assessing their career goals related to research and patient care in oncology.
To qualify for the program, students must have successfully completed their first year of medical school by May 2012, and should demonstrate an interest in an aptitude for scientific investigation.
Participants in the program receive a stipend of $5,000 for the complete 10-week period. The stipend is not a salary; it is meant solely to subsidize students so that they may participate in the program.
Housing accommodation for students will rest with each students. We will have links to additional housing information shortly.
Online Application Form
The application period for the 2013 Summer Program is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications.
If you have questions or would like more information about the Medical Student First Year programs, please contact Academic Affairs representative
Gloria Da Roza
- Acceptance Notification Deadline - Competitive:
April 1, 2013
- Documentation Due - Competitive & Independent:
May 1, 2013
- Appointment Letter Received:
May 20, 2013
- Online Onboarding Complete:
May 27, 2013
- Summer Experience Check-In:
June 3, 2013
- Summer Experience ends:
July 26, 2013
Calendar of Events
June 7, 2013
June 14, 2013
June 21, 2013
July 12, 2013
July 19, 2013
Poster Session/ Elevator Speech Comp
August 9, 2013