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.
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.
If you are not a US citizen, you must provide evidence of your eligibility to participate in the program by the award acceptance deadline.
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 2013, our acceptance yield was 10%. However since students apply for specific projects, some projects are more competitive than others. It is recommended that students apply for those projects which specifically interest them and for which they have relevant academic preparation and/or research experience.
Application and projects available: December 16, 2013, at 9:00 AM EST
All application materials must be received by: January 13, 2014, at 5:00 PM EST
1. Complete the online application.
2. Submit a letter of good standing to firstname.lastname@example.org. This letter must be from your Dean’s or Registrar’s office and state that you are a first- or second-year student in good academic standing and specify if any courses are under remediation or pending remediation. Students who will need to repeat a course during the summer or are in the process of repeating a course are not eligible to participate.
You will receive an e-mail confirming receipt of your application. Please read this confirmation carefully and print a copy for your records.
All application materials must be received by January 13, 2014, 5 PM EST.
No. School transcripts and/or letters of recommendation are not required and will not be considered if submitted.
June 16 – August 8* or June 23 - August 15*
*Start and end dates inclusive.
Subject to sponsor approval, participants may participate in either of the eight-week program blocks. Applicants should consider final exam schedules, 2nd or 3rd 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 on-site, start and end dates inclusive. 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 e-mail by March 14, 2014. Accepted applicants will be expected to confirm their participation within three business days of their acceptance notification or forfeit their spot in the program.
Accepted applicants are expected to 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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