High School Summer Program
Join our program for graduating high school seniors interested in biomedical sciences.
The Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation High School Summer Program in Biomedical Sciences at the School of Health Professions is an eight-week research program for current Texas high school seniors entering college in 2013.
|Who should apply?||Current Texas High School Seniors who plan to enter college for academic year 2013 -2014|
|Why the King Foundation Summer Program?||Take part in investigative scientific research under the direction of MD Anderson faculty|
|When is the eight-week program?||June 3, 2013 – July 26, 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 and diagnostic testing. Throughout the eight-week program, participants will become aware of the variety of professional and academic career paths associated with these endeavors.
Participants will have the opportunity to tour MD Anderson and other Texas Medical Center facilities and observe a variety of procedures. At the conclusion of the eight weeks, participants will share their work with fellow students and research sponsors and faculty during an oral and written report of the summer’s activities.
To qualify for the program, students must have completed their senior year at a Texas high school prior to the start of the program. Other qualifications include a demonstration of scientific aptitude, a record of high academic achievement, excellent moral character and an interest in pursuing a career professional health care field.
Participants in the program will receive a stipend of $1,000 for the eight-week period. This stipend is not a salary and is meant solely to subsidize cost of living expenses for students so that they may participate in the program.
Housing accommodation for students from outside the greater Houston area may be made available in nearby university dorms.
Online Application Form
Applications for Summer 2014 will be accepted December 16, 2013 through February 28, 2014.
If you have questions or would like more information about the High School Summer Science Program, please contact:
High School Summer Science Program
MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd., Unit 0002
Houston, TX 77030
- 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