Summer Exposure Program

Students in MSK's Summer Exposure Program

Students in MSK's Summer Exposure Program

The Summer Exposure Program is a hybrid remote and onsite six-week research program at Memorial Sloan Kettering offered to students in grades 9 through 11 from underrepresented groups who are interested in pursuing a career in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). The AAMC defines underrepresented as those racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population. Participants will:

  • Get 18 hours of Kaplan SAT courses
  • Receive mentorship from a MSK faculty member and MSK Summer Pipeline Medical Student
  • Attend a series of scientific lectures, career panels, and hands-on demonstrations
  • Complete a five-minute research presentation or case study at the end of the program and will have a draft of their college essay personal statement

Applications for the 2024 Summer Exposure Program are now closed.

Frequently Asked Questions

What time does the program start?

We expect students to be available between (lunch break included) Monday through Friday.

Is the program on-site?

The program is hybrid. There will be occasional onsite workshops, lunch and learns, and meetings with mentors onsite.

Are absences allowed?

Absences are permitted for sick and emergent reasons.

How can I access the application?

You can submit your application here:

Is it beneficial to have two letters of recommendation?

One letter of recommendation is required; two are optional. Letters should be written by someone who can speak to your character i.e. a mentor, teacher, counselor, etc.

Can students earn college credit?

This is on a case by case basis and should be discussed with your high school officials.