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.
2020 Summer Programs
The safety and well-being of our MD Anderson community during the COVID-19 pandemic remains of utmost importance. This includes our Summer Experience participants. In an effort to be proactive and proceed in a manner that reduces potential health risks, the 2020 Summer Experience Program is canceled.
Applications for the 2020 period will be open from Nov. 1, 2019 through Jan. 16, 2020.
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 contact:
Summer Research Program
MD Anderson Cancer Center
1400 Pressler St. - Unit 1440
Houston, TX 77030-4009
Phone: 713-792-2137 or 713-793-9497