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 PhDs, they are also extremely beneficial for premeds, especially those who are interested in an MD/Ph.D. degree.

Below is a comprehensive list of various summer research programs across the nation for pre-med students to choose from.

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

Augusta University
STAR Program

Baylor College of Medicine
SMART 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

Broad Institute
The Broad Summer Research Program (BSRP)

California Institute of Technology
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

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

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

Rockefeller University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship 

Summer Undergraduate Research Program

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
Molecules Cells & Organisms Undergraduate Summer Internship Program

Summer Undergraduate Program in Immunology
Four Directions Summer Research Program

Summer Program in Biological Sciences in Public Health

Summer Program in Quantitative Sciences

Summer Research Trainee Program at MGH

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 Research Opportunities at Harvard

Harvard Forest Summer Research Program in Ecology

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)

Johns Hopkins University
Summer Research Programs

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

UCLA SOM Prep Program

Loyola University Health System
Undergraduate Summer Research Program At Loyola

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Summer Undergraduate Research Internships

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 (Lincoln)
Summer Research Program

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

Northwestern University
Physical Sciences Oncology Center

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 Rochester
Summer Scholars Program

Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Research Experience for Undergraduates

Research in Sciences and Engineering

University of California San Fransisco
Summer Research Training Program

Memorial Sloan Kettering
Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Smithsonian Institute
Natural History Program

University of Southern California Keck Graduate Institute
Summer Explore Health Professions
Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

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

Stanford University
Stanford Summer Research Program

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

Texas A & M Health Science Center
Summer Research Opportunities

Thomas Jefferson University
Summer Undergraduate Research Program

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

Tufts University
Tufts Summer Research

Wayne State University School of Medicine
Summer Research Programs

University of Wisconsin (Madison)
Summer Research Opportunity Program

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Summer Student Fellowship

Woods Hole Research Center
Woods Hole Partnership Educational Program


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