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What are you doing this summer

What are you doing this summer?

What interests you most?


Study Abroad

Work/ Internship

Take Classes

Nothing (Not recommended)

I don t think i want to do research so what s the point of it

I don’t think I want to do research, so what’s the point of it?

Here are some potential benefits:

Exposure to the scientific process

Mentors and Networking

Longer term projects


$$ Stipends $$

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But what if I HATE of it?pipetting?

  • Not every research project has to involve running gels (bench research). Here are some other types:

    • Epidemiology

    • Clinical research

    • Health policy

    • Anthropology

    • Health disparities

    • Global health

    • Bioinformatics

  • Not sure what you’re interested in?

    • Glance through a prominent medical journal to see the vast array of interests and “kinds” of research represented

      (i.e. New England Journal of Medicine)

How to find research opportunities

How to find Research Opportunities of it?


College Resources

Internet (Google)

Network, Network, Network

Be Proactive!

Helpful websites

Helpful Websites of it?

Co-op/ Internship Opportunities for Pre-Medical Studies

-Dozens of programs at different universities across the country

Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) Program

-Funded research in other countries:Mexico, Uganda, Ghana, Australia, Peru, Spain and South Africa

Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program

-Funded summer research at Cornell University

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates

-Funded research opportunities across the country

More resources

More resources… of it?

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates

National Institutes of Health\

National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities

UNCF Merck Science Initiative

AAMC, Tomorrow’s Doctors, Enrichment Programs on the Web

A few more websites

A few more websites… of it?

AAMC Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (11 sites)

Summer Programs Web Database

Health Management and Policy Summer Enrichment Program

Summer Research with NIDA

Health Career Connection

Service Organizational or Church – sponsored mission trips

A few last suggestions about research

A Few Last Suggestions About Research… of it?

Investigate potential summer programs but…

Plan ahead in the fall semester to explore possibilities for your summer!

Be productive and apply to a variety of programs in which you might like to participate

Study abroad

Study Abroad of it?

Why study abroad

Why study abroad? of it?

Clinical Exposure

Develop Language Skills

Enhance Medical School Application

It’s fun!

But it s so expensive

But…it’s so expensive! of it?

Use all of your resources!

Apply for grants/ funding from your university

Fundraise in your community

Apply for scholarships

Start looking early!

Helpful websites1

Helpful Websites… of it?

Study Abroad, Pre-Med

Health and Pre-Med Programs Abroad

Global Links Learning Abroad

A few last suggestions about study abroad

A few last suggestions about study abroad… of it?

Keep an open mind

Begin searching for programs early!


Classes of it?

Which ones



Which classes

Which Classes? of it?

Organic Chemistry



Advanced Courses

Whatever is most difficult for you

Where to enroll

Where to enroll? of it?

Your institution



No transfer concerns

In state institution



Living expenses

Bottom Line: Do well no matter where you are

Summer is for relaxing why study

Summer is for relaxing, why study? of it?

Focus on one class (or 2)

Shorter class length

Boost your GPA

Take home points

Take home points: of it?

Know Yourself!

Pros = Cons


Questions: of it?

Contact us:

2012 Presenters

Sarah Woodson, MS1-

Nikki Oakman, MS1 –

2011 Presenters

Josiah Petersen, CD5 –

Danielle Brewington, MS2-

Nikki Oakman –

2010 Presenters

Lauren Banks, MS2 –

David Long, MS3 -

2009 Presenters

Lauren Banks, MS2 –

Abi Orisamolu, MS1 –

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