The Summer Research Trainee Program is a mandatory eight weeks in length. Students will 2012 SRTP Student PROfileClick here for 2012 students profilebe paired with a preceptor who will work closely with them, providing guidance and instruction in techniques necessary to address current problems in science and medicine. The student will participate in a new or ongoing project and assume increasing independence during the course of the program. Students will be expected to:
- Prepare an oral presentation of their work at the completion of the eight-week program.
- Prepare an abstract of the research project.
- Attend the weekly didactic seminars (mandatory), as well as an introductory course in clinical/physiological research that surveys the theoretical, practical and applied aspects of clinical investigation.
A living stipend of $ 4,000.00 for food and other necessities is provided along with housing costs (lodging arrangements provided near the hospital).
- Application Deadline: February 15, 2013
- Decisions Made: March 1, 2013 (tentative)
- Program Starts: June 17, 2013
- Program Ends: August 8, 2013
SRTP seeks students who are interested in pursuing a career in academic medicine and meet the following criteria:
- Member of an underrepresented minority group (African-American, Alaskan-Hawaiian Native, Hispanic or Native American)*
- US citizen or non-citizen national with a permanent residence visa
- Undergraduate junior or senior, or first-year medical student (exceptions are possible for sophmores with advanced laboratory experience)
- No prior research experience is necessary
*Underrepresented in medicine (URM) for the purpose of this program are those individuals belonging to a particular ethnic or racial group which has been considered by the National Institute of Health to be underrepresented in biomedical research; these include Latino/ Hispanic, African-American/Black, Native American, Native Hawaiian and Alaskan Natives.
The deadline for completed applications is Friday, February 15, 2013. Please complete and mail the SRTP application form and send all the supporting documents to the mailing address listed below. Each application must include:
PART I. SRTP Application form
PART II. Supporting documents, including:
- 2013 application form completed and signed
- Personal statement - describe in no more than 500 words your educational and professional goals and how your participation in SRTP will assist in meeting your goals. Be sure to articulate your qualifications and reasons for wishing to participate in this program.
- Three letters of recommendation (must be sent directly by authors)
- Updated resume
- Official college and medical school (if applicable) transcript(s)
All Required Supporting Materials must be received by our office by Friday, February 15, 2013. It is your responsibility to ensure that they are received by this date in our office. You will receive a confirmation email from email@example.com upon receipt.
Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered for this program, and allow enough mailing time for the materials to arrive before the deadline. We will inform you of our selection decisions by Friday, March 1, 2013 (tentative). The program starts on Monday, June 17, 2013 and ends on Thursday, August 8, 2013.
Application and supporting documents must be sent to:
Multicultural Affairs Office
Massachusetts General Hospital
Attn: Summer Research Trainee Program
55 Fruit Street, Bulfinch 123, Boston, MA 02114
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