Medical Student Summer Fellowship Program
Medical Student Summer Fellowships are $3,000 grants awarded to 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. The ABTA Grant Application Portal opens in early December with an application due date of mid to late January.
DEADLINE: The ABTA Grant Application Portal is accepting Medical Student Summer Fellowship Program applications from December 6, 2017 to January 24, 2018.
•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
•Is not required to be a U.S. citizen or resident
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, 2018
For further information visit http://www.stjude.org/poe.
For the online application visit: https://www.applyweb.com/stjudepo/index.ftl
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