Summer Research Program for Undergraduate Minority Students

A medical team prepares for surgery

Welcome to the UNMC Summer Research Program for Undergraduate Minority Students!
The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is an academic health science center with a major focus on research. The UNMC Summer Research Program for Undergraduate Minority Students offers a clinical research experience in kidney disease and transplantation. The program takes place in the UNMC Department of Surgery and is under the direction of Arika Hoffman, MD.  

Program Overview

The program accepts 2 students per year who are planning a career in Medicine or Public Health. During the 8-week summer program, students will participate in research which contributes to public health, minority health, and/or gender and racial disparities, experience scientific activities such as attending surgery conferences, IRB and grant writing, contributing to small group meetings, and presenting poster at an end of the summer poster session.  

Students will also have opportunities for inpatient and outpatient shadowing experiences, as well as receiving a paid trip to the annual Society of Black Academic Surgeons (SBAS) meeting. Participants will receive paid housing and $3,000 stipend. 

Application Requirements

An applicant must be: 

Other factors considered include: 

To apply you will need: 

Underrepresented in medicine (URM) for the purpose of this program are those individuals belonging to a particular ethnic or racial group which has been considered by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) to be underrepresented in biomedical research (relative to their numbers in the general population). These groups may include Latino/Hispanic, African American/Black, American Indian, Native Hawaiian and Alaskan Natives, among others. Sources: AAMC and NIH. 

Summer 2021
Dates TBD

Main Contact

Dr. Arika Hoffman | 
Asst. Professor, Surgery-Transplant
University of Nebraska Medical Center
983285 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-3285