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.
Applications for the 2021 program will be open from Nov. 1, 2020 through Jan. 14, 2021.
The summer 2021 program dates are June 7-July 30, 2021.
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