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The Comprehensive List of Medical Student Summer Opportunities

If you're a medical student searching for summer opportunities, take advantage of these options to explore medical specialties and get experience.

With the summer around the corner, many medical students are looking for a productive way to spend their summer. We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of externally-funded scholarships and fellowships open to medical students, supporting research in the summer between the first and second year of medical school. These have been organized by specialty to aid you in your search.

Note that many of these opportunities are competitive, and there may be private or school-specific opportunities offered by your institution. Also note that there are many unconventional experiences beyond research for medical students to productively spend a summer. That being said, the below are wonderful opportunities to explore a potential medical specialty and strengthen your resume.

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Opportunities by Specialty

Anesthesiology

  • FAER Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowship (MSARF)
    Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowships provide students with a challenging and rewarding experience that exposes them to the opportunities within the medical field of anesthesiology and research.
    Duration: 8 weeks
    Stipend: $400/week
    Deadline to apply: late January
    Website: FAER

Child Neurology

  • Child Neurology Foundation (CNF) – Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NDD) Summer Research Scholarship
    The CNF offers one summer clinical research scholarship for a first- or second-year U.S. or Canadian medical student who has an interest in training as a child neurologist. The award is made for clinical research focused in the field of neurodevelopmental disabilities in children to be conducted under the direction of a child neurology/NDD subspecialist during summer break.
    Stipend: $3500
    Deadline to apply: mid April
    Website: CNF

Dermatology

  • American Skin Association Hambrick Medical Student Grants Targeting Melanoma and Skin Cancer
    American Skin Association (ASA) invites grant applications from medical students working in areas targeting melanoma and skin cancer. Applicants must be working actively in the areas of melanoma and skin cancer.
    Stipend: $7000
    Deadline to apply: early October
    Website: ASA

Diagnostic Radiology

  • Mellinckrodt Institute of Radiology Summer Program
    Washington University/Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology co-sponsor a full-time program providing an introduction to radiology research. Participants develop close interaction between clinical and research sections for possible correlation of biological concepts and clinical activities.  
    Duration:
    10 weeks
    Stipend:
    $5000
    Deadline to apply:
     mid February
    Website: MIR WUSTL
  • Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) – Research Medical Student Grant
    This R&E Foundation grant gives medical students the opportunity to gain research experience in medical imaging while they’re still in school. Recipients will define objectives, develop research skills and test hypotheses, all before even choosing a residency program. In the end, this experience gives students a chance to consider academic radiology as a future career option.
    Duration: 10 weeks
    Stipend: $6000
    Deadline to apply: early February
    Website: RSNA

Emergency Medicine

  • Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) – Medical Student Research Grant
    The Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) and Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Foundation (SAEMF) jointly award stipends to encourage medical students to engage in and to be exposed to emergency medicine research.
    Stipend: $5000
    Deadline to apply: late February
    Website:
    EM Foundation

General Surgery

  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery Summer Scholarships in Cardiothoracic Surgery (AATS)
    The AATS Summer Intern Scholarship program introduces the field of cardiothoracic surgery to first and second year medical students from North American medical institutions. The summer intern scholarship provides medical students with insight into the scientific investigation and study of cardiothoracic surgery.
    Duration: 8 weeks
    Stipend: $2500
    Deadline to apply: mid December
    Website: AATS

Internal Medicine – Uncategorized

  • CWRU Heart, Lung and Blood (HLB) Summer Research Program
    The Heart, Lung and Blood Summer Research Program through Case Western Reserve University is designed to engage 8 medical students in state-of-the-art biomedical research in cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematological and sleep disorders research. Students who belong to groups underrepresented in biomedical sciences are eligible to apply.
    Duration: 8 weeks
    Stipend: $1750
    Deadline to apply: early March
    Website: Case Western

Internal Medicine – Cardiology

  • American Heart Association (AHA) & American Stroke Association (ASA) Student Scholarships
    AHA Student Scholarships support students conducting research projects related to cardiovascular disease, stroke and basic sciences early during pre-doctoral training, usually during the summer. AHA scholarships provide valuable stipends for students during the research project.
    Stipend: $2000
    Deadline to apply: mid January
    Website: AHA
  • New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) Glorney-Raisbeck Medical Student Grants in Cardiovascular Research
    The Glorney-Raisbeck Fellowships Award in Cardiovascular Diseases is awarded in support of research projects seeking better understanding of the causes, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease and that will advance the academic careers of young physician investigators.
    Duration: 10-12 weeks
    Stipend: $4000
    Deadline to apply: early February
    Website: NYAM

Internal Medicine – Hematology

  • American Society of Hematology (ASH) Minority Medical Student Award Program (MMSAP)
    The ASH Minority Medical Student Award Program (MMSAP) provides underrepresented minority medical students with an opportunity to conduct a research project under the supervision of an ASH member, receive guidance from a career-development mentor, gain valuable knowledge of hematology, and ultimately, advance their careers.
    Duration: 8-12 weeks
    Stipend:
    $5000
    Deadline to apply:
    mid January
    Website: ASH
  • American Society of Hematology (ASH) – Hematology Opportunities for the Next-Generation of Research Scientists Award (HONORS)
    The ASH HONORS Award contributes to the development of the next generation of hematologists by providing research funding for talented first, second, and third year medical students as well as first- and second-year medical residents.
    Duration:
    12 weeks
    Stipend: $5000
    Deadline to apply: mid February
    Website: ASH
  • North American Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis (NASTH) – Research Fellowship
    The NASTH Research Fellowship is an 8-10 week program aimed at introducing students to the field of hemostasis and thrombosis by supporting the students’ work on targeted research projects. The experience includes collaboration with a research mentor, and preparation and presentation of the project at a Spring 2020 professional meeting.
    Duration: 8-10 weeks
    Stipend: $5000
    Deadline to apply: early March
    Website: NASTH

Internal Medicine – Endocrinology

  • Endocrine Society Summer Research Fellowships
    The Endocrine Society offers Summer Research Fellowships to encourage promising undergraduate students, medical students and students entering graduate school to pursue careers in endocrinology.
    Duration: 8-12 weeks
    Stipend: $4000
    Deadline to apply: early December
    Website: Endocrine Society

Oncology

  • MD Anderson Cancer Center Summer Research Program
    This program provides interested students with an opportunity to participate in biomedical research experiences related to oncology and to be introduced to the clinical problems presented by cancer patients. At the end of their summer experience, students will submit their research data in journal article format.
    Duration: 10 weeks
    Stipend: $5000
    Deadline to apply: mid January
    Website: MD Anderson
  • MSKCC Summer Medical Student Fellowship
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s Medical Student Summer Fellowship Program is a research program for first- and second-year students at US medical schools who are interested in careers as physician-scientists in the field of oncology and/or related biomedical sciences.
    Duration: 10 weeks
    Stipend: $5800
    Deadline to apply: early January
    Website: MSKCC
  • Melanoma Research Foundation Medical Student Award
    The MRF is committed to introducing studies early in their career to the clinical or research opportunities under the mentorship of an investigator engaged in melanoma research.
    Stipend: $3000
    Deadline to apply: early November
    Website: Melanoma Research Foundation
  • Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center CUPID Program
    The Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center has teamed up with the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center and The Ohio State James Comprehensive Cancer Center to offer a 10-week program entitled Cancer in the Under-Privileged, Indigent or Disadvantaged (CUPID). Students who are interested in both research and health care disparities, and who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to community service are invited to apply.
    Duration: 10 weeks
    Stipend: variable
    Deadline to apply: mid January
    Website: CUPID
  • CHLA Summer Oncology Research Fellowship Program (SORFP)
    Sponsored by Childrens’ Hospital of LA (CHLA) and USC Keck Medicine, fellowships have traditionally gone to students from universities and medical schools throughout the United States. Prior candidates have been exceptional students; many are now in academic positions, including full-time cancer research. This program is intended to provide the highest quality experience for first-year medical students pursuing interests in oncology research.
    Duration: 10-12 weeks
    Stipend: $600/week
    Deadline to apply: mid December
    Website: CHLA
  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute Summer Oncology Research Program
    Expand your horizons in the care and treatment of the cancer patient by participating in state-of-the-art clinical research. Explore the mysteries of the cancer cell by participating in a basic science research program, or both. Special emphasis is placed on cancer prevention through lectures and practical experiences. The program offers a stipend for students to engage in research for an 8 week period. The program runs June – July, however dates may be changed to accommodate student schedules.
    Duration: 8 weeks
    Stipend: $3200
    Deadline to apply: early January
    Website: Roswell Park
  • Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University School of Medicine Menhouse Springer Summer Opportunities Program
    Siteman Cancer Center invites undergraduate, graduate and medical students to participate in the Leah Menshouse Springer Summer Opportunities Program. This program is designed to provide participants with hands-on cancer research experience for 10 weeks over the summer (May-August). Opportunities range from basic science research to clinical research to prevention/control and population research.
    Duration: 10 weeks
    Stipend: $6200
    Deadline to apply: mid January
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  • Jude Children’s Research Hospital Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program
    The Pediatric Oncology program offers a unique opportunity for students preparing for careers in medicine to gain biomedical and oncology research experience.  Medical students will work in clinical research with physicians and staff in areas such as chart review, record screening and examination, data collection and entry and may also apply to attend clinics and observe procedures.  POE students must be a United States citizen, non-citizen national, or possess a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States. POE students must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.4 (on a 4.0 scale) in math and science and at least a 3.4 overall gpa. Medical student trainees spend 10-11 weeks in the program. Members of under-represented ethnic minority groups and women are particularly encouraged to apply.
    Duration: 10-11 weeks
    Stipend:
    $480/week
    Deadline to apply:
    early February
    Website:  St. Jude

  • KU Cancer Center Student Summer Research Training Program
    The University of Kansas Cancer Center will be sponsoring a Student Summer Research Training Program this summer for a maximum of four students (college undergrad, graduate or medical students).  Student must submit an application and a minimum of 1 letter of recommendation (preferably from mentor or other teacher).  Mentors must be a current Cancer Center Member and must submit a research project for consideration.
    Duration: 8 weeks
    Stipend: $3000
    Deadline to apply: early February
    Website: KUMC

Internal Medicine – Infectious Disease

  • Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Grants for Emerging Researchers/Clinicians Mentorship (GERM)
    G.E.R.M. was developed to provide grants to medical students to support a longitudinal mentored clinical learning and/or research project for up to a year, on infectious diseases-related topics including HIV under the mentorship of an IDSA or HIVMA member.
    Stipend: $4000
    Deadline to apply: mid February
    Website: Infectious Disease Society

Internal Medicine – Gastroenterology

  • Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) Student Research Award
    This program offers financial support for students to spend time performing research on topics relevant to Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), or Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. The Foundation hopes to stimulate research interest in the area of IBD.
    Duration: 10 weeks
    Stipend:
    $2500
    Deadline to apply:
    mid March
    Website: CCFA
  • NASPGHAN/CDHNF Medical Student Mentored Summer Research Program
    To develop a program at multiple sites throughout the U.S. and Canada through which medical students can have 10-week research experiences under the mentorship of basic or clinical scientists with a research focus in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, or nutrition.
    Duration: 10 weeks
    Stipend: $4000
    Deadline to apply: early April
    Website: NASPGHAN

Internal Medicine – Rheumatology

  • LFA Gina M. Finzi Memorial Student Summer Fellowship
    The Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. (LFA) is offering Student Summer Fellowships to foster an interest among young researchers in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Undergraduate, graduate and medical students are eligible to apply.
    Stipend: $4000
    Deadline to apply: early April
    Website: LFA
  • Rheumatology Research Foundation (RRF) Medical Student Research Preceptorship
    A full-time clinical or research mentorship with an established rheumatology professional; students can choose a four- or eight-week clinical preceptorship or an eight-week research preceptorship.
    Duration: 4 – 8 weeks
    Stipend: up to $4000
    Deadline to apply: early May
    Website: Rheumatology Research Foundation

Geriatrics

  • Medical Student Training in Aging (MSTAR) Program
    Administered by AFAR and the National Institute on Aging (NIA), the MSTAR Program provides medical students with an enriching experience in aging-related research and geriatrics, with the mentorship of top experts in the field. This program introduces students to research and academic experiences early in their training that they might not otherwise have during medical school.  Students participate in an 8 to 12 week structured research, clinical, and didactic program in geriatrics, appropriate to their level of training and interests.
    Duration: 8 – 12 weeks
    Stipend: $1980/month
    Deadline to apply: late January
    Website: AFAR

Neurosurgery

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Student Summer Research Fellowship
    The AANS Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship program is open to medical students in the United States or Canada who have completed one or two yearsof medical school and wish to spend a summer working in a neurosurgical laboratory, mentored by a neurosurgical investigator who is a member of the AANS and will sponsor the student.
    Stipend: $2500
    Deadline to apply: early February
    Website: NREF
  • OHSU Campagna Summer Research Scholarship in Neurological Surgery
    The scholarship supports a 10-week summer semester of research under the supervision of a neurosurgical mentor at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and residence expenses in Portland, Oregon. Students in the first or second year of study at an accredited U.S. medical school are eligible to apply. One scholar will be selected annually.
    Duration: 10 weeks
    Stipend: $5000
    Deadline to apply: February
    Website: OHSU
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CSNS/CNS) Medical Student Summer Fellowship in Socioeconomic Research
    This  fellowship is open to all medical students in the United States and Canada with an interest in the socio-economic issues that impact the field of Neurosurgery. This is an opportunity for medical students to spend 8-10 weeks conducting supervised research on a socio-economic topic that affects neurosurgery today.
    Duration:
    8 – 10 weeks
    Stipend: $2500
    Deadline to apply: mid February
    Website: CSNS

Neurology

  • AAN Medical Student Research Scholarship
    Designed for up to 20 medical students with limited research experience relevant to clinical or neuroscience fields who have a supporting preceptor and a project with clearly defined goals. The project is to be conducted through a US or Canadian institution of the student’s choice and jointly designed by the student and sponsoring institution.
    Duration: 10 weeks
    Stipend: $3000
    Deadline to apply: late February
    Website: AAN
  • American Brain Tumor Association Medical Student Summer Fellowship Program
    The ABTA Medical Student Summer Fellowships are available to current medical students wishing to spend a summer conducting brain tumor research with esteemed scientist-mentors. The intent of this program is to motivate talented medical students to pursue a career in neuro-oncology research.
    Duration: 10-weeks
    Stipend: $3000
    Deadline to apply: late January
    Website: ABTA
  • Parkinson’s Disease Foundation-American Parkinson Disease Association (PDF-APDA) Summer Student Fellowship
    The Summer Student Fellowships Program supports students – from advanced undergraduates to medical students – in their pursuit of Parkinson’s-related summer research projects.
    Duration: 10 weeks
    Stipend: $4000
    Deadline to apply: early December
    Website: Parkinson’s Disease Foundation

OB/GYN & Otolaryngology (ENT)

  • Kaiser Permanente SCORE Programs for Otolaryngology & Ob/Gyn
    An 8+ week intensive summer opportunity to pursue research and observe clinical care in either Otolaryngology – Head & Neck surgery or Obstetrics & Gynecology.
    Duration: 8 weeks
    Stipend:
    $400/week
    Deadline to apply:
    mid January
    Website: Kaiser Permanente

Ophthalmology

  • Fight for Sight Summer Student Fellowships
    Fight for Sight funds basic or clinical research in ophthalmology, vision or related sciences by individuals with limited or no other research funding.
    Stipend: varies
    Deadline to apply: mid February
    Website: Fight for Sight
  • Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) Program
    The Sigma Xi Grants in Aid of Research (GIAR) program has provided undergraduate and graduate students with valuable educational experiences since 1922. By encouraging close working relationships between students and mentors, the program promotes scientific excellence and achievement through hands-on learning.
    Stipend: $2500
    Deadline to apply: early March
    Website: Sigma Xi

Orthopedic Surgery

  • Silberstein Pediatric Orthopaedics Research Fellowship at Johns Hopkins
    The Silberstein Research Fellowship, named in honor of Dr. Charles E. Silberstein, is a fellowship program for students in the first year of medical school seeking an early start to clinical experience in the orthopaedic field. This is a two-to three-month commitment during the summer. Fellows will work with the pediatric orthopaedic surgery faculty and the Poggi research fellow to bring a project to substantial completion and eventual publication.
    Duration: 8 – 12 weeks
    Stipend: $4000
    Deadline to apply: early March
    Website: Hopkins Medicine
  • Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) Summer Medical Student Research Fellowship
    The Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship is an 8-week program of mentored research designed to introduce students who have completed their first year of medical school to research opportunities in orthopaedic basic science, translational science, and clinical research in orthopaedics.
    Stipend: $4000
    Duration: 8 weeks
    Deadline to apply: mid January
    Website: https://www.hss.edu/medical-students.asp

Pediatrics

  • Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Pediatric Oncology Student Training (POST) Program
    The POST program is designed for graduate and undergraduate medical students who have an interest in pediatric oncology research and would like to experience the field first hand.  Students train with a pediatric oncology research mentor.
    Duration: 8 weeks
    Stipend: $5000
    Deadline to apply: mid February
    Website: Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Summer Oncology Fellowship Program
    This program is intended to provide the highest quality experience for first-year medical students pursuing interests in oncology research.  Students are paid a weekly stipend of $350 for a minimum of 10 weeks or maximum of 12 weeks.
    Duration: 10 – 12 weeks
    Stipend: $350/week
    Deadline to apply: mid December
    Website: CHLA
  • National Injury Research Training Program
    Each summer, the Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) hosts the National Medical Student Injury Research Training Program. The goal of this program is to provide research training to future physician-investigators while introducing them to the field of injury research and prevention.
    Duration: 8 weeks
    Stipend: $3000
    Deadline to apply: mid January
    Website: Nationwide Childrens
  • University of Rochester Strong Children’s Research Center (SCRC) – Summer Training Program
    This summer research training program is the ideal opportunity for outstanding medical, graduate and undergraduate students who plan to pursue a career in biomedical or clinical research. This program is created to develop fundamental skills in various research methodologies in a defined project, leading to an end-of-summer poster presentation.
    Duration: 10 weeks
    Stipend: $3000
    Deadline to apply: late February
    Website: URMC

Physical Med and Rehab (PM&R)

  • Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAPMedical Student Summer Clinical Externship (MSSCE)
    The Medical Student Summer Clinical Externship (MSSCE) program has been developed for medical students with a strong desire for clinical experience in the field of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) and who are eagerly seeking opportunities to see patients.  This program aims to provide a wide range of inpatient and outpatient clinical exposure and to allow students to explore the human side of patient care and the psychosocial environments their patients face.
    Duration: 8 weeks
    Stipend: $4000
    Deadline to apply: early February
    Website: Physiatry
  • Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Summer Externship Program
    This is an eight-week Summer Externship program, sponsored by the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of Northwestern University Medical School. The externship program is held at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), located in downtown Chicago at the McGaw Medical Center. This program offers a unique and early clinical exposure related to the care of persons with acute and chronic disabilities for comprehensive rehabilitation. Primarily, students will assist in the clinical management of patients admitted to RIC. In addition, students will participate in a research project in a rehabilitation related field. There will be ongoing didactic and in-service efforts directed at the M1-M2 student level.
    Duration: 8 weeks
    Stipend: $3000
    Deadline to apply: early January
    Website: Feinberg Northwestern
  • Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) Rehabilitation Research Experience for Medical Students (RREMS)
    The Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) and the Foundation for PM&R are excited to offer the annual Rehabilitation Research Experience for Medical Students. This program has been developed for first year medical students with strong research interests.  The program provides an exciting and structured research experience while epxosing students to some of the most successful and respected faculty in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R).
    Duration: 8 weeks
    Stipend: $4000
    Deadline to apply: early February
    Website: Physiatry

Radiation Oncology

  • ASTRO Minority Summer Fellowship Award
    The purpose of the ASTRO Minority Summer Fellowship award is to introduce students from backgrounds that are under-represented in medicine to the discipline of radiation oncology early in their medical education.  The experience is designed to expose students to clinical, basic and translational research questions in radiation oncology.  This is an 8 week program with a stipend provided.
    Duration: 8 weeks
    Stipend: $2500
    Deadline to apply: mid February
    Website: ASTRO
  • Simon Kramer Society Summer Externship in Radiation Oncology
    The Simon Kramer Society Externship in Radiation Oncology, awarded annually, provides a unique opportunity for up to two medical students to obtain a 6 week experience in Radiation Oncology.
    Duration: 6 weeks
    Stipend: $750
    Deadline to apply: late March
    Website: Jefferson University

Urology

  • American Urological Association (AUA) and UCF – Herbert Brendler Summer Medical Student Fellowship
    The Summer Medical Student Fellowship Program is a chance for outstanding medical students to pursue urology research by engaging them in summer research fellowships alongside world-class urologic scientists.
    Duration: 10 weeks
    Stipend: $4000
    Deadline to apply: early January
    Website: AUA
  • Endourology Society Summer Student Scholarship
    This scholarship is designed to provide medical students with an interest in Urology with a summer research opportunity so they may gain exposure to Urology and Endourology.
    Stipend: $1500
    Deadline to apply: early January
    Website:  Endourology Society
  • New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) Ferdinand C. Valentine Medical Student Research Grants in Urology
    These grants are awarded to MD candidates who are either enrolled in a New York-area medical school or plan to conduct research at a New York-area institution, to pursue 10-12 week mentored summer research projects in urology.
    Duration: 10 – 12 weeks
    Stipend: $4000
    Deadline to apply: early February
    Website: NYAM

Vascular Surgery

  • Harvard-Longwood Short-Term Research Training in Vascular Surgery
    Harvard Medical School is offering student summer research fellowships in vascular surgery. Seven student research fellowships are available for 10-12 weeks of summer research training in molecular and cell biology, biomechanics, coagulation and thrombosis, and angiogenesis, with a focus on clinically relevant problems such as atherogenesis, intimal hyperplasia, prosthetic/host interactions and thrombosis. This training program is designed to provide medical students with an initial exposure to vascular surgery research.
    Duration: 10 – 12 weeks
    Stipend: varies
    Deadline to apply: early January
    Website: Harvard Longwood
  • Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Student Research Fellowship
    The SVS Foundation Student Research Fellowship stimulates laboratory and clinical vascular research by undergraduate college students and medical school students registered at universities in the United States and Canada. The intent of the fellowship award is to further the student’s education and introduce the student to the application of rigorous scientific methods to clinical problems and underlying biologic processes important to patients with vascular disease.
    Duration: 10 – 12 weeks
    Stipend: $3000
    Deadline to apply: early January
    Website: SVS

Psychiatry

  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Summer Medical Student Fellowships (AACAP)
    The AACAP Summer Medical Student Fellowships offer a chance for medical students to explore a career in child and adolescent psychiatry, gain valuable work experience, and meet leaders in the child and adolescent psychiatry field.
    Duration: 12 weeks
    Stipend: $3500
    Deadline to apply: early March
    Website: AACAP
  • Betty Ford Center Summer Institute
    The Summer Institute for Medical Students is a unique learning experience for students to gain understanding and insight into addictive disease and the recovery process.  Applicants will spend five days experiencing what it is like to be a patient or a family member at the Betty Ford Center. The program provides full scholarships for selected students which cover travel, lodging, tuition, material fees, daily transportation to and from the Center, and most meals.
    Duration: 5 days
    Stipend: covers costs of travel and sustenance
    Deadline to apply: early March
    Website: Betty Ford Institute

Nutrition/Obesity/Diabetes

  • American Society for Nutrition
    The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) is sponsoring nutrition internships for medical students. Each student will work under a recognized authority in clinical nutrition in a U.S. medical school or hospital.
    Duration: 8 weeks
    Stipend: $2500
    Deadline to apply: mid March
    Website: ASN
  • NIDDK Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes
    The Medical Student Research Program in Diabetes is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health through the NIDDK and allows medical students to conduct research under the direction of an established scientist in the areas of diabetes, hormone action, physiology, islet cell biology or obesity at an institution with one of the NIDDK-funded Research Centers during the summer between the first and second year or second and third year of medical school. The Program helps students gain an improved understanding of career opportunities in biomedical research and a comprehensive understanding of diabetes, its clinical manifestations and its unsolved problems.
    Duration: 8 – 12 weeks
    Stipend: $2000/month
    Deadline to apply: late January
    Website: VUMC
  • University Of Maryland School Of Medicine’s SPORT program
    The Summer Program in Obesity, Diabetes and Nutrition Research Training (SPORT) program offers a 10-week program of mentored research training for medical students during the summer between the first and second year of medical school.  Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), this program offers medical students the opportunity to conduct basic science or clinical research in the areas of obesity, diabetes, nutrition and related diseases.  In the summer, we will match 12 students with one of our renowned faculty members.  At the conclusion of the program, students will participate in a research symposium and have an opportunity to meet other summer research students and mentors and to present their work.
    Duration: 10 weeks
    Stipend: $6000
    Deadline to apply:  mid January
    Website: U Maryland
  • Vanderbilt Student Research Training Program
    The Vanderbilt Student Research Training Program (SRTP) is sponsored by the National Institute of Health and allows medical students to conduct research under the direction of an established scientist in the areas of diabetes, obesity, kidney disease, or digestive disease at Vanderbilt during the summer between first and second year or second and third year of medical school.  Program offers career advice and clinical and research seminars about diabetes, obesity, kidney disease, or digestive disease.
    Duration: 8 weeks
    Stipend: $2000/month
    Deadline to apply: early February
    Website: Vanderbilt

Public Health/Policy

  • New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) Margaret E. Mahoney Fellowships
    The Margaret E. Mahoney Fellowship in Health Policy program offers a unique opportunity for outstanding medical, dental, public health, public policy, and graduate nursing students to conduct summer research projects on early childhood health and development and/or some aspect of health care delivery transformation for vulnerable populations with an emphasis on the policy implications of the research findings.
    Duration: 10 weeks
    Stipend: $6000
    Deadline to apply: early April
    Website: NYAM
  • David E. Rogers Fellowship Program
    The David E. Rogers Student Fellowship Award is meant to enrich the educational experiences of medical and dental students through projects that bear on medicine and dentistry as they contribute to the health of communities, and to address the human needs of underserved or disadvantaged patients or populations.  The content of the Fellowship might include clinical investigation, public health/epidemiology, health policy analysis, activities linking biomedicine, the social infrastructure and human or community need.
    Duration: 10 – 12 weeks
    Stipend: $4000
    Deadline to apply: mid January
    Website: NYAM
  • Telluride Patient Safety Summer Camps
    Travel to the Rocky Mountains for a week of education and discussion on patient safety and quality.  The Telluride Science Research Center (TSRC) has been home to the Telluride Patient Safety Education Roundtable & Student/Resident Summer Camps for ten years, and continues to provide excellent lodging resources and a classroom environment conducive to relaxed learning that allows for both the creativity and openness that stimulates real change.  Students who are excepted receive a full scholarship covering room, board, transportation voucher and all educational costs.
    Stipend: covers costs of travel, sustenance
    Deadline to apply: December
    Website: Telluride Summer Camp

Uncategorized/General

  • Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) Charles S. Houston Grant
    In order to foster and promote research on health and medicine in extreme or austere environments and to advance the field of wilderness medicine, the WMS offers the Charles S. Houston Grant for Medical Students.
    Stipend: $5000
    Deadline to apply: early October
    Website: WMS
  • Society for the History of Navy Medicine Graduate and Medical Professional Student Research Grant
    The Society for the History of Navy Medicine has an annual grant of up to $1500 for research in the history of naval or maritime medicine. The grant is intended to support work being done by a student enrolled in a program leading to a degree above the baccalaureate level in history, medical history or the medical professions.
    Stipend: $1500
    Deadline to apply: early December
    Website: Society for History of Navy Medicine
  • Reading Hospital – Student Summer Training Program
    Reading Hospital offers a six-week internship in our Academic Affairs, Bariatrics, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and Obstetrics/Gynecology departments.
    Duration: 6 weeks
    Stipend: $2000
    Deadline to apply: mid March
    Website: Reading Hospital
  • Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation (PhRMA) Paul Calabresi Medical Student Research Fellowship
    This award enables medical or dental students who have substantial interests in research and teaching careers in pharmacology/clinical pharmacology to pursue a specific research effort within a pharmacology or clinical pharmacology unit.
    Duration: 6 – 24 months
    Stipend: $2250/month
    Deadline to apply: early February
    Website: PHRMA Foundation
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) – Student Traineeships
    Scholarships cover tuition and expenses up to $2,000 for selected summer epidemiology programs. Course work should include biostatistics and epidemiology, particularly clinical epidemiology and/or clinical trials.
    Stipend: $2000
    Deadline to apply: early April
    Website: CFF
  • American Osler Society (AOS) – Bean Award for Medical History and Medical Humanism
    The American Osler Society announces the availability of an award for support of research in the broad areas of medical history and medical humanities. Candidates must be currently matriculated students in approved schools of medicine in the United States or Canada. The successful applicant may be eligible to present a paper based on his or her findings at the annual meeting of the American Osler Society.
    Stipend: $1500
    Deadline to apply: early March
    Website: AOS
  • American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation Joan F. Giambalvo Memorial Scholarship
    The Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women provides scholarships of up to $10,000 to support research advancing the study of women in the medical profession and strengthening the AMA’s ability to identify and address the issues affecting women physicians and medical students.
    Stipend: $10000
    Website: AMA
  • AOA Carolyn Kukein Student Research Fellowship
    Financial support for research to be conducted either during a continual period of a minimum of 8 to 10 weeks; 30 hours or more per week, or an average of 4 hours per week for 12 months over a period of 1 to 2 years, for clinical investigation, basic laboratory research, epidemiology, social science/health services research, leadership, or professionalism.
    Duration: 8 – 10 weeks
    Stipend: $5000
    Deadline to apply: late January
    Website: AOA
  • Harvard Catalyst Visiting Research Internship Program (VRIP)
    This summer research program is designed to enrich medical students’ interest in research and health-related careers. In addition to a mentored clinical/translational research experience, VRIP students will participate in weekly seminars with Harvard faculty focusing on topics such as research, methodology, health disparities, ethics and career paths. Eligible participants are first and second year medical students, particularly underrepresented minority and/or disadvantaged individuals in good standing from accredited U.S. medical schools and U.S. Citizens.
    Duration: 8 weeks
    Stipend: varies
    Deadline to apply: mid December
    Website: Harvard
  • Mayo Clinic Summer Research Fellowship
    The Summer Research Fellowship was created to address the need for clinical investigators from diverse backgrounds. Health needs of U.S. minority populations have been studied inadequately, due in part to the shortage of clinical investigators belonging to underrepresented groups. Although the number of clinicians belonging to underrepresented groups has increased, there has not been a corresponding increase in clinical investigators. Members of groups that the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine considers underrepresented are eligible to apply.
    Duration: 10 weeks
    Stipend: $6180
    Deadline to apply: early March
    Website: Mayo
  • Johns Hopkins University Summer Health Assistant
    Johns Hopkins University is recruiting qualified medical students to work in their summer program. Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth provides academically talented young students aged 8-16 the opportunity to take rigorous summer courses in mathematics, science, computer science, humanities and writing. Medical students during the summer between their first and second years are needed for the position of health assistant. The health assistant is responsible for maintaining the medical records of all of the students at the site, escorting children to clinics and emergency rooms as needed, and helping to administer prescribed medications and basic first aid to the students. Although the job does not require diagnostic skills, an interest in medicine is certainly an asset. Health assistants regard their summer experience as a challenging, rewarding, and educational opportunity (stipend provided).
    Duration: 7 weeks
    Stipend: $3200
    Deadline to apply: none
    Website: Johns Hopkins
  • Arnold P. Gold Foundation Student Summer Fellowships
    The Gold Foundation is accepting applications for the Student Summer Fellowship program. The grant award includes a $4,000 stipend for a 10-week period. Projects that do not meet the 10-week requirement will be prorated accordingly. Medical students may apply for either the Research Fellowship or the Service Fellowship program.
    Duration: 10 weeks
    Stipend: $4000
    Deadline to apply: early March

    Website: Gold Foundation
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research (SIP)
    Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research.  Internships cover a minimum of 8 weeks, with students generally arriving at the NIH in May or June.
    Duration: 8 weeks
    Stipend: $2520/month
    Deadline to apply: early March
    Website: NIH

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