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1. Who is eligible for the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Medical Student Summer Fellowship Program?

  • Applicants must be in their first- or second-year at an accredited US medical school.
  • Students must be in good academic standing. Students who are repeating a course or will need to repeat a course during the summer are not eligible to participate. To verify their standing, students must submit a letter of good standing as part of their application.
  • Participants must provide evidence of their eligibility to work in the US by the award acceptance deadline in order to participate in the Summer Fellowship Program.
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2. What are my chances of getting into the program?

The program is highly competitive. In 2015, our acceptance yield was 9 percent. 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.

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3. When is the deadline for submission?

All applications must be complete and received by the application deadline January 11, 2016 at 5:00 pm EST.

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4. What are the dates of the program?

The program runs from June 13–August 5, 2016 or June 20–August 12, 2016, start and end dates included.

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.

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5. May I participate in the program for a shorter time period than the dates listed?

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.

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6. Does Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center provide housing or transportation assistance?

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.

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7. When will I find out if I’ve been accepted to the program?

All applicants will be notified of a decision via email by March 11, 2016. Decisions are granted on a rolling basis.

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8. If I am accepted, how long will I have to confirm that I will participate in the program?

Accepted applicants must confirm their participation in the program within three business days of their acceptance notification or forfeit their spot in the program. Decisions are granted on a rolling basis.

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9. May I contact the faculty sponsor of a particular project?

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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10. Whom should I contact with further questions?

If you have a question that has not been answered by the information provided on our website, please email us at sumstudent@mskcc.org.

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