College Student Research Programs

MD Anderson hosts a number of training programs that will introduce interested and qualified college students in biomedical research as it relates to cancer. For other training opportunities for college students, visit the Partnership for Excellence in Cancer Research website. Note: Opportunities are for trainees from the University of Puerto Rico System

About Our Programs

Research educational appointments for college students at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center provide firsthand experience in the areas of cancer research and insight into the varied career opportunities available in the biomedical sciences.


To qualify for a college student research appointment, the applicant must be classified as a college freshman, sophomore, junior or non-graduate senior at the time of appointment. The applicant should be pursuing a career in sciences and have a transcript that demonstrates a record of academic achievement.

Terms of Appointment

The appointment policy limits an individual to a one-year appointment, which may be renewed upon the recommendation of the faculty mentor.

How to Apply

College students seeking individual appointments should contact the faculty members or department administrators in the departments of interest to obtain information about available positions and the eligibility requirements of each program.

Please Note

Information pertaining to the structured Summer Science Programs in Biomedical Research can be found on the MD Anderson Summer Science Programs website.