Thursday, December 15, 2016

EVMS 2017 Summer Scholars Program

Monday, May 22 - Thursday, August 3

The Summer Scholars Program is a competitive summer research internship to work with an EVMS faculty member for 11 weeks on one of their current research projects. Although this program is offered by the EVMS Department of Pediatrics at Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters (CHKD), previous experience in Pediatrics is not required for any of our projects.

Four basic areas of research:
  1. Pre-Clinical / Laboratory: These projects are offered by medical school faculty members and require prior laboratory experience and knowledge of basic laboratory procedures. Many of these projects will also require additional training (provided by the program) for working with animal tissue.
  2. Clinical Medicine Research: These projects are offered by hospital physicians and may involve chart review or patient / parent interviews in topics such as childhood obesity, autism, allergies, child psychiatry, and other child health related fields.  
  3. Health Behavior / Psychology or Public / Community Health Research: Projects in these two categories are offered by hospital physicians or other faculty members. These projects may involve chart review, patient/parent interviews, or behavior observation in topics such as autism, environmental hazards, disease prevention, health policy, or wellness promotion.
  4. Educational Research: These projects are offered by hospital physicians or other faculty members and may involve systematic literature review, curriculum development or change, or educational program evaluation. 
Eligible candidates:
  • Undergraduates: students entering their 4th year for the fall 2017 term, or students completing their 4th year before May 22, 2017. 
  • Graduate or Medical Students: students entering their first or second year of graduate or medical school for the fall 2017 term. 
  • Other: students who have completed their senior undergraduate year (or post-baccalaureate courses) and are preparing to apply to graduate or medical school in the near future. 
Time Commitment:
Students must be available full-time (at least 40 hours per week) for the entire program. No exceptions. There are usually no program obligations during weekends.

Housing: Out-of-town students are responsible for their own housing, although the program will provide rental leads from EVMS medical students who are willing to lease or share their apartments during the program. Out-of-town students will be eligible to apply for an additional $1,000 to help cover housing costs.

Stipend: $2,000

More information and application
Application deadline: January 31, 2017