SUPER-Summer Undergraduate Physician-scientist Education and Research Training Program
MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine offers summer education and research training to outstanding undergraduate students, who are planning to pursue careers in the biomedical sciences. Students interested in the combined DO-PhD training for a career as a physician-scientist are offered an opportunity to conduct research and to be exposed to the excitement of an academic medical environment. The MSUCOM Summer Undergraduate Education & Research Program in a 10 week program that begins in June every year. Up to four awards will be given to qualified undergraduate applicants each year. The program includes both clinical and laboratory experiences.
Each SUPER undergraduate participant will receive $2,500 for the 10-week, full-time research experience and accommodations in University Housing can be provided for any student outside of the greater Lansing or East Lansing area.
Applications are invited from undergraduate students who are currently in their sophomore or junior year, have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and have a minimum of one full semester of research experience. Students who have a GPA of less than 3.5 but have extensive research experience are also encouraged to apply. Applicants should be involved in research and be interested in graduate and medical education in biomedical sciences leading to a DO-PhD. Eligible students must be US citizens or permanent residents who anticipate graduating with a bachelor's degree in the biological or physical sciences in the academic year following the summer of planned participation. Graduating seniors are not eligible.
Selection of students is based on the completed application, and a personal statement of 1-2 pages which describes academic interests, career goals, and research experiences. Students must state specific scientific interests and any particular research areas or techniques they wish to explore in order to be matched with the faculty. Also required are two letters of recommendation (one from faculty and one from an advisor) and a transcript from the student's undergraduate institution(s). Minority students are encouraged to apply. Deadline for 2014 has passed.