Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)
The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences sponsors and administers the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) as a vehicle for bringing outstanding research-oriented undergraduate students into its community during the summer. For their research students are able to select from a large pool of basic science laboratories where they will spend their 10-week internship. In addition to attending a weekly seminar given by a basic science faculty, a roundtable science discussion, and participation in departmental lecture series, SURP students are expected to present their own research at a poster session and the end of their stay which features their work done during the summer. This is a highly competitive program whose emphasis is to introduce SURP students to the school’s outstanding basic science research and eventually recruit them for either the PhD or MD/PhD programs. The school’s faculty and graduate students interact with SURP students and serve as mentors to them in terms of their work and goals. Many of the SURP students continue to interact with their mentor and laboratory even after the fellowship has ended. A preference will be given to SURP applicants who want to pursue a PhD or MD/PhD studies .