Subject: Summer Research Fellowship Program at Weill Cornell Medical College
Program Dates 2016:
June 20, 2016 - August 5, 2016
Deadline: February 1, 2016
The Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program 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. 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.
Rounds in the hospital with advanced year students provide further exposure
to the clinical facets of medicine.
Students eligible for the program
--must be at least in their junior year of college
--must be declared premed students who preferably have already taken biology,
general chemistry, organic chemistry, and 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 USA
--must be from one or more of the following groups that are underrepresented
----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
Students receive a $140-a-week cost-of-living allowance and are housed rent -
free in the dormitory for medical students, but are required to pay for their
meals and other living expenses. Travel expenses are paid for students that
live some distance from New York.
Contact Person: Elizabeth Wilson-Anstey
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Website URL: http://weill.cornell.edu/education/programs/tra_sum_res.html