SUPER Program for 2015 - June 1 to August 7, 2015
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, especially the DO-PhD Program. 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 is 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 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. Students interested in applying to the DO-PhD Program are highly encouraged to apply to the SUPER Program.
Selection of students is based on the completed application, and letters of recommendation. Students must state specific research interests and any particular research areas or techniques they wish to explore in order to be matched with the faculty. Required are: completed application form, two letters of recommendation (one from faculty and one from an advisor), and an unofficial transcript from the student's undergraduate institution(s). Minority students are encouraged to apply.
Application Deadline for 2015 is March 31, 2015.
Email application form, unoffocial transcripts, and a CV/Resume to firstname.lastname@example.org Or mail to Justin McCormick, PhD, University Distinguished Professor, Director, D.O. Ph.D. Program, & Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies, College of Osteopathic Medicine –1129 Farm Lane, Room 341, Food Safety & Toxicology Bldg., Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1302 by March 31, 2015
Two letters of recommendation are required regarding your qualifications for SUPER and attest to your motivation and ability to carry out research. These can be emailed to: email@example.com