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Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program

 

Description

The Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program is designed to give 25 premedical students deeper insights into the field of medicine, including issues that greatly affect the health of traditionally underserved groups. Through the experiences of laboratory or clinical research, the student learns how one pursues a specific research problem under the supervision of a faculty member, thus providing an early education into basic research techniques that could be applicable to any area of medicine. A lecture series explores topics in cardiovascular physiology, exposing the students to basic science concepts that are relevant to a more specific understanding of hypertension and cardiovascular disease, both of which are major problems in minority communities. The summer fellows attend a series of talks by minority physicians about various medical specialties, addressing issues of concern in these physician’s daily work plus views of the bigger picture in health care to minority communities. Rounds in the hospital with advanced year students provide further exposure to the clinical facets of medicine. Students in the summer program receive counseling on financial planning for medical school and how to examine the financial aid package.

 

Eligiblity Information

Academic Level:
Junior, Senior

Age minimum or maximum:*

Open to international students:
No

Required to demonstrate financial need:
Yes

Discipline Area(s):
Life Sciences/ Health Sciences, Physical Sciences

Minimum GPA:
Yes
If yes, what is the minimum? 3.0

Demographic Information (preferred or required):
Demonstrates Financial Need, Minorities

Award type:
Fellowship

Amount Awarded:

 

Application Information:

Application Deadline:
February

Date application is available:

USC endorsement required:
No

Award Details:

Is there an interview:

Approximate date finalists are notified:

Approximate date selected candidates are notified:

Average number of applications received:

Number awarded:

Sponsor:

Weill Cornell Medical College

 

Contact Information:

Primary Contact:
Weill Cornell Medicine

Position:

Phone:
212-746-1057

Email:

Website:
http://weill.cornell.edu/education/programs/tra_sum_res.html

Address:
445 East 69th Street, Room 110
New York, NY 10021
United States