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Summer Research Program

The Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC) Student Summer Research Program is a 7 to 10 week program that provides Thomas Jefferson University medical students with the opportunity to become involved in basic science, translational, clinical, or population health research during the summer following their first year in medical school. For details, see Programs.

Program components include a seminar series, mentored research, an oral presentation, and a written abstract (for details, see Programs / Components and Requirements). The research work should be conducted on campus or at affiliated sites, under the mentorship of a Thomas Jefferson University faculty member.

The deadline for the online application is in the beginning of January of the first year in medical school. At the time of the application, each student must:

  • be a first-year medical student at Jefferson's Sidney Kimmel Medical College;
  • be in good academic standing; and
  • have identified a field or program that he/she is interested in.

Each applicant is strongly encouraged to discuss his/her interests with the relevant departmental research contact and/or with potential summer advisors. For details, see Programs and Applying.

Federal Work Study and other funds may be available to support a student’s summer research. For details, see Financial Support.

Key Dates & Deadlines (provisional)

Program start/end dates 6/12/2017-8/11/2017
Application window opens (online) 12/5/2016
Infosession (inc. financial aid, human resources, etc.) - TENTATIVE
Application window closes (online) 1/9/2017
Students notified of acceptance into the program (email)
Students decide on participation (e-mail) 1/30/2017
Deadline for submission of all materials for financial aid
Students notified of funding decision (e-mail) 3/24/2017
Orientation TBD (April 2017)
Students finalize advisor and research project by 6/30/2017
Seminars and group assignments June-July 2017
Oral presentation by 8/31/2017
Written abstract by 8/31/2017
Written report (optional) by 9/30/2017
Program evaluation by 8/31/2017
Evaluation/attestation by advisor by 9/30/2017
Students notified of Lavine Scholarship awards (e-mail) 10/23/2017