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Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program – University of Pennsylvania

Paid Summer Internships in Health Services Research

The University of Pennsylvania’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) offers paid summer internships for underrepresented minority undergraduates, or any other undergrads interested in exploring the field of health services research.

LDI is one of the country’s largest health services research centers coordinating the work of more than 200 senior fellows investigating the medical, economic, and social issues that influence how health care is organized, financed, managed, and delivered across the U.S.

The LDI Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) program pairs students with senior fellows to work on real research projects throughout the three-month duration of the course.  Those mentors are also faculty members at Penn Medicine, The Wharton School, Penn Nursing, Penn Dental and CHildren’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Designed to provide an immersive experience with the disciplines and culture of the academic health services research community, the program particularly encourages candidates from minority groups that are underrepresented in this field (African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander) to apply.

A committee of Penn faculty selects each year’s SUMR scholars from the highly competitive applicant pool.

Eligibility

Program participants should have an interest in health care and strong quantitative skills.  Prospective participants do not have to make a commitment in advance to attend graduate school in order to be accepted into the program, but an academic or research career should be something they might consider.

What Do SUMR Scholars Do?

  • Work with Penn faculty mentors on one or two health services research projects of the student’s choice
  • Gain practical advice about graduate school opportunities and assistance with the graduate school application process, including a GRE prep program
  • Attend weekly lunch meetings with Penn faculty to discuss their projects and learn more about the broad range of health services research in which Penn faculty are engaged
  • Present a final presentation on mentored health services research project(s) at the SUMR Research Symposium
  • Attend the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting as a group, all expenses paid
  • Take part in various extracurricular activities/social functions sponsored by the SUMR program

To Apply

Visit the SUMR website at http://ldi.upenn.edu/sumr/application
Deadline February 1

For More Information

Contact the Program Director, Joanne Levy, MBA, at levyj@wharton.upenn.edu

Scholarship Opportunities for Biology Majors

The Department of Biology has four merit-based scholarships that it awards each year to continuing students majoring in Biology.  For more information and to apply, visit https://vcu.academicworks.com/ and search enter “Biology” as your search term.  The deadline to apply for these scholarships is February 28th!  The applications require that you submit a resume, a copy of your transcripts, and an essay.  You MUST also have a faculty member write a letter of recommendation on your behalf.  You should contact your potential recommender as soon as possible to give them adequate time to prepare your recommendation before the February 28th deadline.

If you have any questions about the scholarships or the application requirements, please contact Dr. Joseph Battistelli (battistellij@vcu.edu) in the Department of Biology.  If you have any questions about how to use the Academic Works system or difficulties with the application process, please contact Caitlin Hanbury (cshanbury@vcu.edu) in the Dean’s office of the College of Humanities and Sciences.

2016-2017 Graduate School Mentorship Program

The Graduate School is pleased to announce a call for applications to the 2016-2017 Graduate School Mentorship Program (GSMP). The GSMP matches undergraduate and graduate students in mentoring relationships in order to expose undergraduate students to the graduate experience as they consider further study and to provide graduate students with the opportunity to develop mentoring skills as they share their own personal experiences with the undergraduate students in the program. Students are matched based on areas of academic discipline and/or interest. Students interested in being matched with a specific student must both indicate this preference on their applications.

 

Graduate Student Mentor Applicants:

In order to qualify, graduate students must be at least second-year and be in good academic standing.  Interested graduate students should access the application via the GSMP website: http://www.graduate.vcu.edu/development/mentorship.html

 

Undergraduate Student Mentee Applicants:

Preference is given to applicants going into their sophomore, junior or senior years. Undergraduates are expected to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 throughout the duration of the program. Interested undergraduate students should access the application via the GSMP website: http://www.graduate.vcu.edu/development/mentorship.html

 

Applications should be submitted by March 1st for the initial review.

Applicants will be accepted by rolling admissions.

 

Applications are available on the GSMP website: http://www.graduate.vcu.edu/development/mentorship.html

 

Graduate School Mentorship Program, VCU Graduate School
Program Director: Melissa W. Tyler
Program Coordinator: Madeline Goldman