Funded since 1977 by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), this eight-week research program is offered to medical students who have a career interest as a physician-scientist in the field of oncology and/or related biomedical sciences. This program grants students who have completed their first- or second-year at a US medical school accredited by the LCME (Liaison Committee on Medical Education) or COCA (Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation) the opportunity to conduct basic laboratory or clinical research mentored by Memorial Sloan-Kettering faculty. Additional support is provided by the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Office of Diversity Programs in Clinical Care, Research, and Training, the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Brain Tumor Center, and the Office of Faculty Development. Students in the program will:
- Gain clinical or laboratory research experience mentored by Memorial Sloan-Kettering faculty
- Interact with Memorial Sloan-Kettering physicians, PhD investigators, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students
- Attend a weekly education lecture series presented by world-renowned Memorial Sloan-Kettering faculty
- Attend additional institutional lectures, departmental conferences, and lab meetings
- Present their summer research to fellowship peers and Memorial Sloan-Kettering faculty during the final week of the program
Areas of Research
Summer research projects reflect a broad-based perspective on the entire research cycle from discovery to development to delivery of care. This includes translational research that moves laboratory findings to the bedside and, conversely, clinical insights into the laboratory. Projects include laboratory bench research, clinical research, and biostatistics and epidemiology.
2013 Program Dates
June 10 - August 2
June 17 - August 9
June 24 - August 16
Subject to sponsor approval, participants may participate in any one 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.
Application and Notification Dates
The 2013 Summer Fellowship Program online application is now closed. All applicants will be notified of a decision via e-mail between February 27 and March 15, 2013.
Completion of the online application and submission of a letter of good standing from your medical school’s dean or registrar office. Your letter must 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 retake a course during the summer or are in the process of retaking a course are not eligible to participate in this program. School transcripts and/or letters of recommendation are not required and will not be considered if submitted. 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.
Stipend & Housing
Participants receive a stipend of $5,800 for eight weeks participation in the program. Memorial Sloan-Kettering does not provide housing to participants. Housing options will be indentified and made known to participants. All housing and transportation expenses are the participant’s responsibility.