Other Undergraduate Summer Internship Program on CTSI campuses
These two Summer Program at IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center aim to increase the number of undergraduate students from underrepresented populations pursuing biomedical and behavioral science careers by providing positive and meaningful first-hand exposure to these fields.
The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in the Biomedical Sciences (SUREBS) is the IU School of Medicine’s summer research program for future scientists. The program is designed for undergraduate students who are committed to pursuing a research career and plan to pursue a doctoral (PhD) training program in the biomedical sciences.
The Indiana Medical Scientist/Engineer Training Program’s Undergraduate Summer Research Program (aka the Indiana MSTP-USRP or pre-MSTP), IU School of Medicine’s summer research program for future physician scientists/engineers, is designed for high-performing undergraduate students who are committed to pursuing an integrated clinical and research career and plan to pursue combined-degree training in an MD/PhD Program, such as the Indiana MSTP.
The Pediatric Research Summer Internship is an eight-week program that offers participants the opportunity to engage and learn among expert scientists at one of the largest public medical schools in the United States. The program is an excellent opportunity for undergraduate students with a strong aptitude for science to gain hands-on experience in pediatric bench research.
The Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research is committed to providing students with a program experience full of diverse thoughts, perspectives and abilities. Applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
The Medical Physician Engineers, Scientists, and Clinicians Preparatory program [MPESC-Prep] (pronounced ‘em-pesk’) is designed to establish a multifaceted training program designed to ensure talented, diverse high school and college students are exposed to opportunities for professional development and mentorship during STEM training to pursue formal education and training in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular, pulmonary, and hematologic conditions. The high school students are from metropolitan Indianapolis public schools and the college cohort of students are from three partner undergraduate programs with an established commitment to diversity and mentorship. These include the Weldon College of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University, the Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) Honors Program and Hanover College, a distinguished liberal arts and residential college that has made a commitment to the recruitment of diversity scholars. While there is a research-intensive summer program for both cohorts and opportunities for students to have clinical exposure, the program is a year-round program and students come back to the same laboratory year after year (in high school or in college) to gain an in-depth research experience and to gain trust with a proven mentor.