Summer Research Programs

SUNY Upstate Medical Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program

" . . .an intensive ten-week summer program, undergraduates with appropriate faculty help will formulate their own proposal, carry out research under the supervision of one of our faculty, write a research paper and have the opportunity to see their work published." Learn more about the SUNY Upstate Medical Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program.

Traveler’s Summer Research Fellowship Program

Every summer, the Medical College of Cornell University offers the Traveler’s Summer Research Fellowship Program. The program is for 10 weeks and there is free a room and stipend for living expenses. Learn more about the Traveler’s Summer Research Fellowship Program.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

Every summer, Albert Einstein offers a Minority Student Summer Research Opportunity Program (MSSROP). This is a paid research fellowship ($2500) awarded to underrepresented minorities (African American, Latino/Hispanic, Native American). This program typically lasts from mid June to early August. The deadline for applications is March 1st. Applications are in Dr. Slish’s office. Also at Albert Einstein, the Hispanic Center of Excellence has a summer mentorship program. Learn more about the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP)

The AAMC is accepting applications for the AAMC Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP), a free six-week academic enrichment program for freshman and sophomore college students who are interested in a career in medicine of dentistry. SMDEP participants benefit from academic instruction in the basic sciences (organic chemistry, physics, biology) and math (pre-calculus/calculus), as well as career development and advice, some clinical exposure, a learning-skills seminar, and a financial planning workshop. The program is held at 12 locations across the country. Applications are typically due March 1. The SMDEP is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with direction and technical assistance provided by the AAMC and the American Dental Education Association. Learn more about the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP).

Summer Training in Academic Research and Scholarship (STARS) Program at Brigham and Womens’ Hospital (BWH) and Harvard Medical School

This is a summer research opportunity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Harvard Medical School for underrepresented minority (URM) undergraduate juniors and seniors or first year medical students. The Office for Multicultural Faculty Careers at BWH is recruiting scholars to participate in the Summer Training in Academic Research and Scholarship (STARS) Program. Students are invited for 8 weeks to engage in basic, clinical or translational research projects under the supervision of BWH and Harvard Medical School faculty advisors. At the end of the 8 weeks, students share their findings during a program-ending research presentation day. As well as conducting laboratory research, students also receive professional development training, meet faculty from across the hospital and medical school, and participate in social networking events. The BWH STARS Program covers students' travel costs to and from Boston, provide housing free of charge, and give them a stipend ($3200) for the summer. This is a great opportunity for students to train in the Harvard Medical School environment. Learn more about the Summer Training in Academic Research and Scholarship (STARS) Program at Brigham and Womens' Hospital (BWH) and Harvard Medical School.

Summer Undergraduate Research Program (at UMass in Worchester, MA)

NIH, SURE and HHMI UMMS Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows. Learn more about the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (at UMass in Worchester, MA).

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

For more information about pre-health professions advisement at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact

Donald Slish
Pre-Health Professions Advisory Committee Chairperson
Office: Hudson Hall 325
Phone: (518) 564-5160
Email: slishdf@plattsburgh.edu