Due to our funding sources, only first- or second-year medical students in good academic standing at LCME- or COCA-accredited US medical schools are eligible to apply.
All participants must provide employment eligibility verification; non-US citizens must submit valid work authorization documentation.
Projects are to be carried out during an eight-week period in which participants must not have any other academic commitments. If you are in the process of retaking a course or will need to retake a course during the summer, you are not eligible to participate in this program.
Applicants are not permitted to contact individual faculty sponsors during the application process. Applicants who do not abide by this policy will be disqualified from consideration.
The program is highly competitive. In 2014, our acceptance yield was 9 %. However, since students apply for specific projects, some projects are more competitive than others. It is recommended that students apply for those projects that specifically interest them and for which they have relevant academic preparation and/or research experience.
Application and projects available December 15, 2014, at 9:00 AM EST
All application materials must be received by January 12, 2015, at 5:00 PM EST
1. Complete the online application.
2. Submit a letter from your medical school dean or registrar stating that you are a first- or second-year student in good academic standing. The letter must specify if any courses are under remediation or pending remediation. The letter should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
You will receive an email confirming receipt of your application. Please read this confirmation carefully and print a copy for your records.
The application and project list will be available from December 15, 2014 (9:00 AM EST), to January 12, 2015 (5:00 PM EST).
Students may apply for up to two projects.
All application materials must be received by January 12, 2015 (5:00 PM EST).
No. School transcripts and/or letters of recommendation are not required and will not be considered if submitted.
The program runs from June 15–August 7 or June 22–August 14, start and end dates included.
Subject to sponsor approval, participants may participate in either of the eight-week program blocks. Applicants should consider final exam schedules, second or third year start dates, and any anticipated personal commitments during program dates before submitting an application. Uninterrupted participation is required.
Participants are required to complete the full eight weeks of the program onsite, start and end dates included. There are no exceptions. Students unable to adhere to these requirements should not apply.
Memorial Sloan Kettering does not provide housing to participants. A list of housing resources will be provided to accepted students. All housing and transportation expenses are the participant’s responsibility.
All applicants will be notified of a decision via email by March 13, 2015.
Accepted applicants must confirm their participation in the program within three business days of their acceptance notification or forfeit their spot in the program.
Applicants are not permitted to contact faculty sponsors during the application process. Applicants who do not abide by this policy will be disqualified from consideration.
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