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University of Maryland Scholars Summer Research Program

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Program Summary

The University of Maryland Scholars Summer Research Program builds on the strengths of two great institutions by enabling outstanding University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) undergraduates to become engaged in summer research projects led by top faculty in the School of Medicine at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). The program provides participating students with in-depth involvement in significant research and professional mentorship in challenging settings. The program also introduces highly talented UMCP undergraduates to the MD degree program, the vast array of graduate degree programs, and the MD/PhD and MD/MS degree opportunities at UMB.

Contact Information

Office of Student Research
University of Maryland School of Medicine
655 West Baltimore Street, Suite M-019
Bressler Research Building
Baltimore, MD 21201
StudentResearch@som.umaryland.edu
(410) 706-0094 Fax

Program Details

  • Location
    University of Maryland, Baltimore.
  • Research Mentor
    University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) faculty researchers.
  • Research Topic
    Determined according to Scholar's research interests and professional goals.
  • Time and Duration
    Approximately 10 weeks between late May and early August.
  • Stipend
    $4,500.
  • Housing
    Not provided.
  • Program Activities
    Scholars will participate in the full range of summer research training activities sponsored by the Office of Student Research of the School of Medicine, including Orientation, research-related training, lecture and seminar series related to biomedical research, Mid-Summer Retreat, and Student Research Forum. Scholars will have many opportunities to interact with other undergraduate students, MD students, other health professional students, and faculty in various summer research programs and settings at UMB. The UMCP Center for Undergraduate Research and National Scholarships Office will present talks on special topics to Scholars and other
  • Research Presentation Opportunities
    Scholars will present their research at the UM SOM's Student Research Forum at the conclusion of the program, and at the UMCP Bioscience Research Technology Review Day in the fall or at the UMCP Undergraduate Research Day in the following spring. Scholars will also be invited to present at additional UMB research events.

If you are interested in becoming a research mentor for the UM Scholars Program, please follow the link to complete the Research Mentor Form.

Eligibility

  1. Institution and Year of Study
    UMCP students currently in their second or third year of studies (Sophomore or Junior).
  2. Study Field
    Majoring in any science, engineering, or mathematics field.
  3. GPA
    Minimum GPA of 3.5 (cumulative).

Application

Application Deadline: Friday, February 7, 2014

Downloadable Application Instructions

A complete application packet must include the following.

  1. Application Form
    The application consists of three sections, Personal Information, Academic Information, and Essays.
  2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
    Submit a resume or a CV, not both. Please follow the documents Resume Guidelines and Biosketch CV Template. CV is preferred.
  3. Current transcript
    An unofficial transcript may be submitted with the initial application. An official transcript may be requested if accepted into the program.
  4. Recommendation Form from two recommenders
    Recommenders should be faculty members or advisors, or past research mentors or supervisors. Choose recommenders who know you well and could speak to your character, strengths, and abilities.

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all materials are submitted before the deadline. Only complete applications will be considered.

Application materials may be submitted by

  1. Email to
    StudentResearch@som.umaryland.edu (preferred method) OR
  2. Fax to
    (410) 706-0094 OR
  3. Mail to
    Office of Student Research
    University of Maryland School of Medicine
    655 W. Baltimore Street, M-019
    Baltimore, Maryland, 21201

Please reference "UM Scholars Summer Research Application" for all submissions.