The MD-PhD Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) at UNMC is for individuals who are motivated for success in careers combining medicine and research. Undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are encouraged to apply. Some research background may be useful in order to maximize your laboratory experience.
This is a great opportunity for students to discover first-hand the broad spectrum of research activities being performed at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. A wide variety of exciting research projects are available, from studies at the molecular level to patient oriented clinical research and healthcare outcomes research. Not only will students do research, but successful applicants will also have the opportunity to shadow physicians. This gives students a chance to experience great science as well as the doctor/patient relationship side of medicine. We can provide a summer of challenges and exceptional learning experiences.
The program is 10 weeks long and begins the first week of June. Participants are supported by a competitive $3,600 stipend and offered complimentary housing.
The benefits include:
- Exploring your personal motivation for a career in medicine and biomedical research
- Understanding how discoveries made in the laboratory are translated into new methods of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of human disease
- Presenting your research project in a professional session
- Becoming familiar with UNMC and its faculty, students and programs, and letting them get to know you and your potential
The Summer Research Program, like the MD-PhD Program, is highly competitive, and candidates that are successful in securing a slot in the summer program will have outstanding academic records.
You can apply online to participate in this program. More information on the application requirements is available on this webpage as well. The typical application period runs from October 1 – February 1.