Partnership Summer Research Program

Program Description 

The Partnership Summer Research Program offers college and medical trainees from the University of Puerto Rico System an opportunity to explore biomedical research as it relates to cancer, to gain firsthand experiences and mentorship in basic, clinical or translational research alongside world-renowned faculty, as well as to attend targeted institutional lectures and seminars. Some of the program benefits include:

  • active participation in the technical aspects of projects, interpret experimental data, as well as present findings;
  • mentorship in the fundamentals of scientific research, which include application of techniques, experimental design and analysis, as well as how to present and publish findings suitable for peer review; 
  • introduction to the clinical problems presented by cancer patients through time spent in clinical areas; and
  • numerous opportunities to attend seminars and lecture series on a wide variety of research topics.

Return visits are offered to trainees demonstrating a sincere interest in biomedical research and an outstanding research ability during their visit.  

Program Dates

In general, program dates run approximately eight to nine weeks from June to August.

Travel and Housing Support

A stipend is awarded to subsidize students' expenses so that they may participate in the program. Trainees also receive round-trip airfare from San Juan to Houston and housing at Rice University (walking distance).

For More Information

Sunit'a Hamilton, Program Coordinator
Summer Research Program
MD Anderson Cancer Center
1400 Pressler St. - Unit 1440
Houston, TX 77030-4009
Phone: 713-563-0570
FAX: 713-563-2974

Online Application

Applications for Summer 2016 programs will be accepted from November 30, 2015 through midnight CST on January 18, 2016.