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Program Components

Laboratory Research
  • Perform cutting-edge laboratory research in one of the largest research universities in the nation
  • Faculty carefully selected to provide optimal research environment for undergraduate summer students
  • Access more than 20 core research laboratories with state-of-the-art platform technologies
  • Students will present their research to peers at end-of-summer celebration
  • Student's are expected to be in the lab 36+ hours a week
Professional Development Course
  • Professional and Academic Relationships
  • Identifying mentors and labs
  • Data presentation skills
  • Giving talks
  • Presenting posters
  • Applying for graduate/medical school
  • Becoming an effective applicant for an MD/PhD or PhD program
  • Process of applying for grad/med school
  • Costs and resources to support grad/med school
  • Research Ethics
  • Human Subjects Research
  • Animal Subjects Research
Student's have one or two Professional and Development courses per week. Typically after journal club and every other Thursday evening.

Clinical Skills Lab
  • Experience one of the most extensive medical simulation labs in the country
Journal Club
  • Learn how to, analyze, and review, and discuss articles from major biomedical research journals
  • Present a specific journal article and get feedback from your faculty mentor
There are two morning journal club per week

Interaction with PhD and MSTP students
  • Attend the MSSO Seminar Series (Medical Scientist Student Organization)
    • Typically every other Thursday evening
  • Learn about current MSTP students’ research
  • MSTP and PhD students will mentor SUCCESS students with their Journal Club article
Faculty Interaction
  • 50-70 carefully selected faculty
  • Ability for SUCCESS students to identify their choice of faculty after selection for the program
  • SUCCESS students and Faculty Advisors will communicate and plan a research project prior to program start
  • Faculty Advisors will be expected to:
    • Play an active role in the student’s lab environment
    • Attend their student’s journal club session
    • Critique their student’s end-of-program lab summary
    • Attend the final ceremony
Social Events
  • Weekly updates on Columbus events
  • Option to attend other social gatherings coordinated by the department
Program Details and Benefits
  • $3800 Stipend for the program
    • 2-3 Meals provided per week
  • $500 Travel Allowance to/from Columbus, OH provided
  • Housing expenses covered
  • End of Session Celebration Dinner and Presentations
  • Parents invited to the Closing Ceremony on July 28 and July 29, 2016 . 
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