The Ohio State University Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) is excited to announce that the newly launched SUCCESS (Summer Undergraduate Course Creating Excellence in Scientific Study) Program will welcome its inaugural class of students to Columbus on June 11, 2012. This nine week program is focused on fostering the careers of students interested in biomedical research by enhancing the students' laboratory experience and providing valuable professional development courses. The 20 SUCCESS students represent a cross-section of excellence from diverse backgrounds, including 18 different undergraduate institutions spanning 13 states. 11 of the incoming students are from underrepresented in medicine groups, and 14 are females. Three of these students hold MARC (Minority Access to Research Careers) Fellowships, a prestigious NIH award available to minority students interested in research. After their summer here, it is our hope that most of these students will eventually pursue MD/PhD or graduate training programs at OSU or other top-tier institutions of biomedical research and will become future leaders in the field.