American Brain Tumor Association Summer Fellowship

The Medical Student Summer Fellowships are intended to support medical students wishing to spend a summer conducting brain tumor research. The fellowship is to be completed over a 12 -week period in a neuro-oncology laboratory within a mentorship setting.
The goal of this program is to provide an introductory learning experience that will motivate and empower talented medical students by providing them with the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue a career in neuro-oncology research.
Applicant/PI(Fellow)
•Must be currently enrolled in the first, second or third year of medical school
•Must conduct the proposed research and training at the Mentor’s institution
•Must not have previously been a fellow on an ABTA Medical Student Summer
Fellowship
•Is not required to be a U.S. citizen or resident
Deadline: January 25, 2017
Notified by: May 15, 2017
For more information and application: http://www.abta.org/brain-tumor-research/research-grants/

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s Pediatric Oncology Education Program

Medical students do nine weeks of clinical oncology research in a wide variety of medical fields involving chart review, record screening and examination and data collection and entry.  Participants may attend clinics, observe procedures, perform computer research data processing and analysis, MR image analysis and radiation therapy treatment planning.   The primary goal of this summer program is to encourage students to pursue a career in cancer research either as a laboratory-based scientist or physician scientist.

Applicants must be US citizens or non-citizen nationals or possess a permanent resident visa and have and undergraduate GPA of at least 3.4 on a 4 scale.

Undergraduate participants in our program will receive a $400/week subsistence allowance, and ***all others will receive $480/week. Group housing close to our campus will be available at no cost for POE students coming from outside the Memphis metropolitan area to participate in the program. We do not provide paid family housing. Travel expenses are the participant’s responsibility.

Application requirements include an online application form, dean’s letter of recommendation, two letters of recommendation from faculty members or research mentors and undergraduate and medical school transcripts.

Participants must make a PowerPoint presentation and a written report on their research project.

Deadline: February 1, 2017

For further information visit http://www.stjude.org/poe.

For the online application visit: https://hospital.stjude.org/apps/forms/fb/poe-application/

Questions contact:

Suzanne Gronemeyer, PhD
Director, Pediatric Oncology Education Program
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place, Mail Stop 304
Memphis, TN 38105-3678
suzanne.gronemeyer@stjude.org