Summer Research Programs

Since research is so critical to medicine overall, it is good for premeds to get early exposure to research. One great way to get more involved in research and boost your CV is by doing a summer research program. Although some of these research programs are more suited for those who are interested in pursuing PhD’s, they are also extremely beneficial for premeds especially those who interested in MD/PhD.

Here is the comprehensive list of all the premed summer research programs: Internships in Scientific Research or Medicine

You can find each program’s website shown below in alphabetical order:

University of Alabama
Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)

American Society for Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics
Zannoni Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow Awards

Amgen Scholars Program
Amgen Scholars

University of Arizona
Minority Health Disparities Summer Undergraduate Research Program 

Summer Research Institute 

Arizona State University
Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute / Institute for Strengthening the Understanding of Mathematics and Science

University of Arkansas
Summer Research Opportunities

Baylor College of Medicine
Summer Medical and Research Training Program
DeBakey Summer Surgery Program

University of California, Berkeley
Haas Scholars Program
National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
Summer Research Program at CHORI

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals
Summer Internship

Boston University
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships

Summer Undergraduate Research Program
Center for Excellence for Learning in Education, Science, and Technology

Broad Institute
Undergraduate Research Program in Genomics

California Institute of Technology
MURF Undergraduate Research Fellowships

Amgen Scholars Program

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships

Center for Disease Control & Prevention
Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health

University of Chicago
McNair Scholars Program

Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Summer Undergraduate Research

City of Hope
Eugene and Ruth Roberts Summer Student Academy

Cleveland Clinic Center for Reproductive Medicine
Summer Internship

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Undergraduate Research Program (URP)

Colorado State University
Center for Multiscale Modeling of Atmospheric Processes
Chill Radar Facility
Extreme Ultraviolet Engineering Research Center

Columbia University
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

University of Connecticut
Undergraduate Summer Research Internship Program in Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Rockefeller University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship 

Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Dartmouth College
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship at Dartmouth

Drexel University College of Medicine
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Duke University
Summer Research Opportunity Program

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Summer Undergraduate Research Program 

Hartford Hospital
Summer Student Research Fellowship

Harvard University
FAS Center for Systems Biology Undergraduate Research Internships

Molecules Cells & Organisms Undergraduate Summer Internship Program

Summer Undergraduate Program in Immunology
Summer Honors Undergraduate Research Program

Four Directions Summer Research Program

Summer Program in Biological Sciences in Public Health

Summer Program in Quantitative Sciences

Summer Research Trainee Program at MGH

Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences Program at Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center

Harvard Stem Cell Institute Internship Program

Summer Training in Academic Research and Scholarship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Research Experience for Undergraduates

Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program in Genomics

Summer Biomedical Informatics Training Program

Summer Clinical and Translational Research Program

Summer Research Opportunities at Harvard

Harvard Forest Summer Research Program in Ecology

Howard Hughes Medical Institute 
Janelia Undergraduate Scholars

University of Houston
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Summer Research Opportunities Program

Indiana University Cancer Center
IU Simon Cancer Center Professional Education Training 

Indiana University School of Medicine
Undergraduate Summer Biomedical Research Program

University of Iowa
Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates in Microbiology
Summer Research Programs in the Biosciences
Summer Undergraduate MSTP Resesarch (SUMR)

University of California, Irvine
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine
Summer Student Program

Johns Hopkins University
Summer Research Programs

Kansas State University
Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program

University of Kansas
Summer Undergraduate Research Programs

Lankenau Institute for Medical Research
Summer Undergraduate Internships

The Leadership Alliance
Summer Research Early Identification Program (SREIP)

University of California, Los Angeles
Summer Programs for Undergraduate Research

Summer Programs for Undergraduate & Graduate Research

UCLA SOM Prep Program

Loyola University Health System
Undergraduate Summer Research Program At Loyola

Lupus Foundation of America
Gina Finzi Memorial Student Summer Fellowships for Research Related to Lupus Erythematosus

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Summer Undergraduate Research Internships

University of Massachusetts
Summer Program for Undergraduate Research

Mayo Clinic
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

University of Michigan
PreMSTP Summer Biomedical Research Program

University of Minnesota
Life Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Programs (LSSURP)

University of Missouri
Summer Research Programs

Mt Sinai School of Medicine
Mount Sinai Summer Undergraduate Research Program

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
NIH Summer Internship Program

University of Nebraska (Medical Center)
Summer Undergraduate Research Program

University of Nebraska (Lincoln)
Summer Research Program

New York University 
NYU/CNS : Undergrad Program : Summer Research

Northwestern University
Summer Research Opportunity Program

Physical Sciences Oncology Center

Ohio State University

University of Pennsylvania
Summer Undergraduate Internship Program in Biomedical Sciences
Penn Center for Molecular Studies in Digestive and Liver Diseases: Undergraduate Student Scholars Program

Penn State University
Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program

University of Pittsburgh
Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Rice University
National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates

University of Rochester
Summer Scholars Program

Rockefeller University
SURF Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program

UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson
Summer Clinical Internship Program

Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Research Experience for Undergraduates

Research in Sciences and Engineering

University of California San Francisco
Summer Research Opportunities

Sandia National Laboratories
Student Internship Programs

San Jose State
Undergraduate Fellowships in Nuclear Chemistry & Radiochemistry

The Scripps Research Institute
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF)

Memorial Sloan Kettering
Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Smithsonian Institute
Natural History Program

St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital
Pediatric Oncology Education Program

Stanford University
Stanford Summer Research Program
Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

Stony Brook University
SUNY Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate

Stowers Institute for Medical Research
Stowers Summer Scholars Program

Medical University of South Carolina
Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Summer Medical & Dental Education Program

Texas A & M Health Science Center
Summer Research Opportunities

Thomas Jefferson University
Summer Undergraduate Research Program

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program (SURF)
Quantitative and Physical Science Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program

University of Toledo
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Tufts University
Tufts Summer Research

Tulane National Primate Research Center
Tulane Summer Research Fellowship

University of Virginia
Summer Research Internship Program

Wayne State University School of Medicine
Summer Research Programs

Washington University School of Medicine
Undergraduate Scholars Program

University of Wisconsin (Madison)
Summer Research Opportunity Program

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Minority Fellowships
Summer Student Fellowship

Woods Hole Research Center
Woods Hole Partnership Educational Program

Yale University
SURF Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program


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