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Clinical emphasis – internship programs targeted at students intending to pursue a career in medicine via an M.D. program or a career as a physician scientist via an M.D./Ph.D. program

(Note that many internship programs listed under Cell/Molecular internships include research in clinical areas)

Baylor College of Medicine Summer Medicine And Research Training (SMART) Program

Research in biochemistry, biomedical engineering, cancer biology, cardiovascular sciences, cell biology, computational biology, developmental biology, gene therapy, immunology, microbiology, molecular biophysics, molecular genetics, molecular pathobiology, neuroscience, nutrition, pediatrics, pharmacology, physiology, structural biology, and virology.

Contact: The SMART Program, Baylor College of Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, One Baylor Plaza, Houston, TX 77030.

Chemical Industry Institute of Toxiciology (CIIT) Summer Internship Program in Toxicology

Research to assess the risk to human health from chemical using a systems biology approach integrating functional genomics, computational biology, and bioinformatics

Contact: Coordinator, Education Program, CIIT Centers for Health Research, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.

City of Hope's Summer Student Academy

Research in cancer, both basic and clinical.

Contact: Eugene and Ruth Roberts Summer Student Academy, City of Hope National Medical Center, 1500 E. Duarte Road, Duarte, CA 91010.

City of Hope's Continuing Umbrella of Research Experience Program

Research in cancer, both basic and clinical.

This program is for students from minority groups underrepresented in the sciences.

Contact: CURE Program, City of Hope National Medical Center, 1500 E. Duarte Road, Duarte, CA 91010.

Clarian Health-Methodist Research Institute Summer Student Research Program

Research into the molecular actions of nutrients in pathogenesis and treatment of disease, including cancer pathogenesis and treatment, cardiovascular disease, transplant rejection, angiogenesis, atherosclerosis, hypothermia, cachexia and shock states.

Contact: Summer Student Research Program, Methodist Research Institute, 1701 N. Senate Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46202.

Hartford Hospital Summer Student Research Fellowship

Research in emergency medicine/trauma, ambulatory care, cardiology epidemiology and infectious disease, neurosurgery, obstetrics and gynecology, pathology, psychiatry, respiratory care, and surgery.

Contact: Program Director, Summer Student Fellowship Program, Medical Education Programs, Hartford Hospital, 80 Seymour St., Hartford, CT 06102.

Indiana University School of Medicine Undergraduate Summer Biomedical Research Program

Research in anatomy, cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, biomolecular imaging and medical biophysics, computational biology and bioinformatics, cellular and integrative physiology, medical and molecular genetics, medical neuroscience, microbiology, immunology, pharmacology, toxicology, structural biology, pathology and laboratory medicine, as well as clinical research in Alzheimer Disease, oncology, environmental health, computational diagnostics, women’s health, geriatrics, pediatrics, hypertension and cardiology, AIDS, diabetes, arthritis and musculoskeletal diseases, spinal cord and head injury, sports medicine, and public health research in health care delivery and lifestyle decisions promoting health and safety.

Contact: Indiana University School of Medicine, 635 Barnhill Drive, MS 207, Indianapolis, IN 46202        

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Summer Internship Program

Research in biomedical research and/or public health research laboratories, in the Basic Science Institute departments of Biological Chemistry; Biomedical Engineering; Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry; Cell Biology; Molecular Biology and Genetics; Neuroscience; Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences, or Physiology, and in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, or Public Health.

Students from minority groups underrepresented in the sciences and other disadvantaged backgrounds that have completed two or more years of college are encouraged to apply.

Contact: Summer Internship Program, 1830 East Monument Street, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21205

Dr. DeBerry received her Ph.D. from the Department of Biological Chemistry at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine - contact her for more information.

Joslin Diabetes Center Summer Research Student Internship Program

Research in causes and treatment of diabetes.

Contact: Joslin Diabetes Center

MetroHealth Medical Center The Chester Summer Scholars Program

Research with a clinical emphasis at the MetroHealth Center in Cleveland.

Applicants must have completed two years of undergraduate studies in science AND be a resident of Ohio OR attend an Ohio college or university.

Contact: Edward M. Chester MD Summer Scholars Program, Division of Neonatology, The MetroHealth Foundation, Inc., 2500 MetroHealth Drive, Cleveland, OH 44109

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Health Research Training Program (HRTP)

Research in public health aspects of adolescent health, biostatistics, bioterrorism, cancer prevention, cardiovascular diseases, chronic diseases, communicable diseases, community health, dental health, environmental health, family health, forensic pathology, genetic diseases, gerontology, health education, health planning, HIV/AIDS, immunization, violence prevention, lead poisoning, maternal and infant health, mental health, nutrition, occupational health, school health, STDs, substance abuse / alcoholism, toxicology, tuberculosis, and women’s health.

The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Student Internship Program

Research toward identifying the underlying causes of disease and developing therapies to treat those diseases, as well as research on improving public health and healthcare delivery systems.

Contact: Summer Program Coordinator, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, 350 Community Drive, Manhasset, NY 11030. 

Stanford University Health Care Opportunity Program

Research in biological aspects of medicine.

This program is for students from racial/ethnic minorities underrepresented in medicine and economically-disadvantaged students.

Contact: Director HCOP, Stanford University School of Medicine, Center of Excellence in Diversity, Stanford, CA 94305.

United States Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventative Medicine Research Student Internship Program

Occupational and environmental health engineering and health promotion projects at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.

University of California San Diego
Medical Scientist Training Program Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
Research for students interested in careers medical research. Research can be conducted at UCSD School of Medicine, UCSD Cancer Center, The Scripps Research Institute, or the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.

Contact: SURF MSTP, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive - MC 0606, La Jolla CA 9209

This program is for students from racial/ethnic minorities underrepresented in medicine, students with physical disabilities, and students from socio-economically-disadvantaged backgrounds.

University of Iowa Summer Undergraduate Medical Scientist Training Program Research Program

Clinical research in anatomy, cell biology, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, biostatistics, epidemiology, microbiology, pharmacology, molecular physiology, biophysics, neuroscience, immunology, genetics, and free radical and radiation biology.

Contact: SUMR Program, Medical Scientist Training Program, 2206 MERF, Iowa City, Iowa 52242

University of Nebraska Medical Center M.D./Ph.D. Summer Undergraduate Research Program for Students

Research in cancer biology, cardiovascular biology, cell biology, developmental biology, cell signaling, genetics, immunology, molecular biology, and neuroscience.

Contact: M.D./Ph.D. Summer Undergraduate Research Program for Students, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 985301 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198

University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University Summer Undergraduate Research Program for Underrepresented Students

Research in wide variety of clinical areas, including medical robotics, transplantation immunology, neuroscience, and biomedical informatics.
This program is for students from racial/ethnic minorities underrepresented in medicine and the sciences, students from socioeconomically-disadvantaged backgrounds, students with physical disabilities, and first-generation college students.

Contact: Medical Scientist Training Program, University of Pittsburgh, 526 Scaife Hall, 3550 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261

Weill Cornell Medical College Travelers Summer Research Fellowship For Premedical Studies

Research in laboratory or clinical settings, as well as classroom lectures, seminars on public health issues, discussions with physicians from different specialties, and observations of hospital care.

This program is for students from minority groups underrepresented in the sciences and medicine.

Contact: Weill Cornell Medical College, 445 East 69th Street, Room 110, New York, NY 10021.

Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan Kettering Gateways to the Laboratory Program

This program is for students who plan to enter an M.D/Ph.D. program and who are from racial/ethnic minority groups underrepresented in the sciences or socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds and who are in their freshman and sophomore years of college.

Contact: Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program, 1300 York Avenue, Room C-103, New York, NY 10065