Summer Medical Research Programs

Summer Medical Research Programs

Undergraduate Research

  • School of Medicine Summer Medical Dental Education Program, June-July
  • A rigorous six-week program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for pre-medical and pre-dental students with classes in the basic sciences and direct observations with a physician in a healthcare setting. Open to freshmen or sophomores who are U.S. citizens or hold permanent resident visas, belong to a group that is racially/ethnically underrepresented in medicine or dentistry, or comes from a disadvantaged background, and demonstrates an interest in issues affecting underserved populations. Stipend $600 plus housing and meals.
  • Academic Careers in Engineering and Science for Minority Students, May-July
  • A 10-week, biomedical research program for minority undergraduate students in science and engineering. Stipend $3,500 and support for meals, housing, travel and supplies. Application will be available January 4, 2012. Application Deadline: March 1, 2012.
  • Heart, Lung and Blood Minority Research Training Program, May-July
  • An 8-10 week program for minority undergraduate and medical students in cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematological or sleep disorders research, with a weekly seminar series and poster session. Stipend $1,750 per month, plus support for housing and travel. Application Deadline: February 1, 2012.
  • MetroHealth Chester Scholars Program, June-August
  • A 10-week program in clinical or laboratory research settings at MetroHealth Medical Center that includes observation of surgery and hospital rounds. Open to 15 students who have completed their second year of undergraduate studies in the sciences, and who is either an Ohio resident or attends an Ohio university. Stipend $2,500. Application Deadline: February 17, 2012.
  • Minority HIV Research Training Program, June-July
  • An eight-week program where students work side-by-side with a Center for Aids Research faculty member on various projects. Open to undergraduate, graduate or medical students enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university. Stipend $3,500. Application Deadline: February 10, 2012.
  • Pediatrics Program in Summer Research, June-August
  • A 10-week program in biomedical and psychosocial research relating to pediatric disorders supported by the Department of Pediatrics at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital and Case Western Reserve University. Open to undergraduates who have completed the first year of study from any U.S. college or university. Stipend $3,000. Application Deadline: February 24, 2012.
  • Summer on the Cuyahoga Internships, May-July
  • A 10-week internship in professional, health, civic and social topics in the Cleveland area. Open to students from Case Western Reserve University, Colgate University, Cornell University, Harvard University, Princeton University, Smith College, University of Chicago and Yale University.
  • Undergraduate Research Program in Physiology and Biophysics, June-July
  • An eight-week program offered by the Department of Physiology and Biophysics where students obtain first-hand research experience in a state-of-the-art research environment. Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors from any American university. Stipend $2,500 plus housing support.
  • Undergraduate Research in Pharmacology, May-August
  • A 10-week, hands-on research program in molecular pharmacology offered through Case Western Reserve University’s Department of Pharmacology, and funded by the American Society for Pharmacology and Therapeutics and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute-sponsored Summer Program in Undergraduate Research. Open to sophomores and juniors who have strong academic records and have completed at least one laboratory course prior to application. Stipend $3,000 plus lodging, travel funds and food allowance. Application Deadline: February 17, 2012
  • Undergraduate Research in Biomedical Engineering, June-August
  • A 10-week program funded by the National Science Foundation offered through the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University. Undergraduate students complete three components: a research project, seminar series and social activities. Research areas include biomaterials, tissue engineering, drug delivery, imaging and neural engineering. Stipend $4,900 plus university housing for non-local students.
  • DDRI Summer Internship in Diabetes Research, June-August
  • The Diabetes Association of Greater Cleveland’s Dietrich Diabetes Research Institute offers a unique summer research opportunity designed to give college students first-hand experience in diabetes research. This internship is usually a student’s first exposure to diabetes research with the hope of fostering a continuing interest in the field. Student recepients will receive a $2,500 stipend.
  • Summer Undergraduate and Graduate Cancer Research, June-August
  • The Joseph S. Silber Fellowship, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, is open to all undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in conducting research in cancer related areas in and around Cuyahoga County. This fellowship is designed to expose students to cancer research, in hopes that cancer research will become a lifelong interest and pursuit. Student recipients will receive a $2,000 stipend over the summer months and all applications will be reviewed by a statewide board of cancer researchers. All applicants must be a U.S. citizen, or a permanent resident.
  • Undergraduate Research, Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute
  • Various opportunities for juniors and seniors to gain hands-on experience in laboratory techniques and to explore careers in biomedical research.
  • Undergraduate Research, Cleveland Clinic Center for Reproductive Medicine, June-August
  • An eight-to 12-week program in human fertility and reproductive biology research with world-renowned scientists from the Cleveland Clinic Center for Reproductive Medicine. Open to medical or undergraduate students interested in a medical career. Application Deadline: March 1, 2012.
  • The Cleveland Foundation Summer Internships Program
  • Since 1999, the Cleveland Foundation has conducted a summer internship program that provides undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates an opportunity to work for 11 weeks in Cleveland-area nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies.
  • The NASA Glenn Research Center Research Internships
  • The Lewis’ Educational and Research Collaborative Internship Project at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio consists of internships for High School Students, College Students, and Secondary School Teachers.
  • Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP), July (a year long program)
  • The Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) provides an outstanding environment for students who feel additional preparation in research is needed. PREP Scholars enjoy mentored research experience, graduate courses, GRE workshops, and a variety of venues to interact with and learn from some of the best researchers in the world.
  • Postbaccalaureate Program – Masters of Science in Medical Physiology (1 or 2 year long program)
  • The Master’s Program in Medical Physiology is designed for students with at least a bachelor’s degree in a chemical, physical, or biological science who are seeking advanced training in the physiological sciences, typically in preparation for admission to a professional medical program (e.g. Medical School, Dental School).
  • Additionally, students may find research opporutunites through the Case Western Reserve University Office of Undergraduate Studies, off campus, through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, through the National Science Foundation, and in Cleveland.

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