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Director's Welcome

Lawrence S. Kirschner, MD,

Welcome to the Ohio State’s SUCCESS webpage—we’re glad you’re interested.

SUCCESS is designed to give you an unforgettable summer experience in the realm of biomedical science at The Ohio State University. OSU is a premier academic institution long known for not only its excellent patient care, but also its research. Progress in these areas relies heavily on new ideas and new approaches, and this program is aimed at those students who want to be part of pushing the frontier of biomedical science, either as an MD-PhD or a PhD student in this area.  As a biomedical researcher, you will have the opportunity to identify problems that affect real people, study them in the laboratory or clinic, and use that knowledge to develop new understandings or strategies to improve human health.

As an MD-PhD who both practices medicine and runs a basic cancer research lab, I can tell you that this career path takes tremendous devotion and hard work, but it also provides a level of excitement and satisfaction that is found in few others.

Our SUCCESS faculty come from a broad range of disciplines across the College of Medicine and related Colleges and have been specifically chosen to provide an outstanding laboratory experience. The program also includes professional development activities that will help as you plan for a future in biomedical research, and you will have the opportunity to interact with students already on their way along this career path. Plus, you will get to experience the sights and sounds of The Ohio State University and have time to explore Columbus, Ohio, voted one of the best places to live in the US.

If you are passionate about science, you are built for SUCCESS!​