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Kaci Thompson <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 12 Nov 2018 09:17:34 -0500
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Subject: Summer research program at Weill Cornell Medical College

The Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program at Weill Cornell Medical
College is designed to give 25 premedical students deeper insights into the
field of medicine, including issues that greatly affect the health of
traditionally underserved groups. Through the experiences of laboratory or
clinical research, the student learns how one pursues a specific research
problem under the supervision of a faculty member, thus providing an early
education into basic research techniques that could be applicable to any area
of medicine. A lecture series explores topics in cardiovascular physiology,
exposing the students to basic science concepts that are relevant to a more
specific understanding of hypertension and cardiovascular disease, both of
which are major problems in minority communities. The summer fellows attend a
series of talks by minority physicians about various medical specialties,
addressing issues of concern in these physician's daily work plus views of
the bigger picture in health care to minority communities. Shadowing
physicians provide further exposure to the clinical facets of medicine.
Students in the summer program receive information on the medical school
admissions process, and counseling on financial planning for medical school
and how to examine the financial aid package.

Program Dates 2019:

June 17, 2019 - August 2, 2019

Deadline: February 1, 2019

Students eligible for the program:

• must be at least in their junior year of college

• must be declared premed students who have completed two semesters of
biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, and one semester of physics.
Preference is given to students with a grade point average of B or above

• must have a demonstrated commitment to working on issues with underserved
populations within the U.S.

• must be from one or more of the following groups that are
underrepresented in medicine:

Individuals from racial and ethnic groups shown to be underrepresented in
biomedical research: Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos,
American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific

Individuals from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds

Individuals with disabilities (those with a physical or mental impairment
that substantially limits one or more major life activities)

• must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident

Contact Person: Elizabeth A. Wilson-Anstey, M.A., Ed.D
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