Past Students' Impressions of the Summer Program

Fellowship project information and applications for summer 2008 will be available in early January 2008.

“My mentor’s lab had an extremely helpful and knowledgeable group of researchers. They thoroughly challenged me, while letting me work independently.”

M.B.- Western University of Health Sciences

“I definitely got a chance to see clinical research at a top cancer facility and was really impressed by the work done.”

O.E. - University of Michigan Medical School

“I learned more than I thought I would this summer. I learned a tremendous amount about infectious disease, bone marrow transplants, oncology, and paper writing. I had a fabulous experience and was honored to be part of this institution’s research, even if only for a short period of time!”

A.F. - University of Minnesota Medical School

“One could never get bored at MSKCC: there are lectures and conferences happening practically around the clock. The Robotics visit and Radiation Oncology lectures were neat, and observation of the minimally invasive surgeries was excellent as well.”

J.H. - University of Virginia School of Medicine

“I was given many opportunities to attend departmental meetings, observe surgery, and visit the clinic, in addition to my research project. Weekly one-on-one sessions with my sponsor further brought my project to life.”

D.L.- New York Medical College

“Memorial Sloan Kettering is a place that every medical student should experience. From world-renowned physicians and surgeons to state-of-the-art equipment, it is definitely leading the fight against cancer.”

G.M. - Albert Einstein College of Medicine

“What was most satisfying about this particular fellowship was that it allowed me the opportunity and flexibility to pursue work on those aspects of research that most appealed to me. I had the opportunity to go on rounds, observe consults, get involved in some of the administrative work in the office, perform screens, observe and interview patients, and write a draft of a paper. The variety of tasks was especially satisfying as it allowed me a glimpse at research from multiple perspectives.”

A.S. - Mount Sinai School of Medicine

“I was treated as an equal. I had input in the research and many extra opportunities outside of the lab. The people in the program were great, easy going, and accessible.”

M.S. - University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

“It is a well-designed and well-organized program. I was given challenges to my level of experience, which I utilized as learning tools toward my medical education.”

T.S. - New York College of Osteopathic Medicine

“I couldn’t have gotten a better mentor. My sponsor will continue to influence and guide me long beyond the end of this program. My assignments were challenging yet achievable — the perfect difficulty.”

M.Z. - Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

“My decision to participate in the summer fellowship was one of the best ones I have made. The experience was invaluable and far exceeded any expectations I had. It was very well organized. I was endlessly impressed.”

W.C. - Albert Einstein College of Medicine