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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 a 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 – August 8, 2014


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.

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for the program, students must have successfully completed their first year of medical school by May 2014, and should demonstrate an interest in an aptitude for scientific investigation. 

Stipend

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

Housing accommodation for students will rest with each students. Click this link for information. http://www.mdanderson.org/education-and-research/education-and-training/trainee-resource-guide/housing.html

Important Notes

This is a 10-week program. If you are not available for the entire duration, then please do not apply. No partial participation will be allowed. 

FAQ: What documents are required with application?

Once you have uploaded all the required document to your application account, your application is complete. There is no submit button.

Application closes at midnight February 28, 2014. After that all incomplete applications will not be considered.


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Online Application Form

Applications for Summer 2014 will be accepted December 16, 2013 through February 28, 2014. 

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MD Anderson Program Dates

Acceptance Notification Deadline 
April 1, 2014 

Documentation Due 
May 1, 2014 

Appointment Letter Received 
May 19, 2014 

Online Onboarding Complete 
May 26, 2014 

Summer Experience Check-In 
June 3, 2014 

Summer Experience ends
Aug. 8, 2014

MD Anderson Event Dates

Welcome Reception
June 6, 2014

Lunch Lecture
June 13, 2014

Lunch Lecture
June 20, 2014

Lunch Lecture
June 27, 2014

Lunch Lecture
July 11, 2014

Lunch Lecture
July 18, 2014

Lunch Lecture
July 25, 2014

Poster Session/ Elevator Speech Comp
August 8, 2014

Questions?

For more information about the Medical Student First Year programs, send questions to SummerExperience@mdanderson.org


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