Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)
The Sackler Institute at NYU School of Medicine in coordination with the Office of Diversity Affairs offers a Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) for qualified rising juniors and seniors who are interested in pursuing their MD, MD/PhD, or PhD and a career in biomedical research.
The 2016 program runs from June 5th - August 6th, 2016.
Our application is now closed.
The Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences and the Office of Diversity Affairs invites applications from students to participate in a summer research internship program in the biomedical sciences at NYU Langone Medical Center (NYULMC). The purpose of the program is to give students who may be interested in pursuing careers in the biomedical sciences (PhD, MD or MD/PhD) the opportunity to conduct research and to be exposed to the excitement of an academic medical environment at a major research center. Each student receives a research project with an established scientist mentor and present their work at the end of the program at the Leadership Alliance meeting and at a poster session/reception at NYULMC. Those students who are interested in having a Physician Mentor may request assignment to a physician in an area of medicine of their choice. This student will meet weekly with the physician, attend “Grand Rounds” and clinical conferences, and where applicable, observe the physician with patients. Students also partake in weekly seminar series, lunch discussions with scientists, and events around NYC.
Students may work with faculty in the disciplines of:
SURP guarantees all participants:
- A payment of $3,500
- Free housing in a NYU facility
- Round-trip travel expenses to New York City
- “hands on” research on a project directed by senior faculty members of NYU Langone Medical Center
- exposure to the practice of medicine at a major teaching hospital by individual physician mentors
- participation in introductory and professional level seminars
- career seminars conducted by deans and other faculty
- a cultural component in which students are escorted to concerts, museums, theater and other events in New York City
Criteria for Admission
The program is designed for mature, well-qualified undergraduates who have completed their sophomore or junior year of college. Qualified applicants should have a competitive GPA and at least 1 full semester of bench laboratory research. Students are selected based on their academic record, research experience, and letters of recommendation from faculty advisors and/or research supervisors. Significant importance will be given to their commitment to a career in biomedical research. This program is open to all U.S. students. Students must commit to participate for the entirety of the summer program.
Commitment to Minority Student Representation
The NYU School of Medicine is committed to increasing the number of students from underrepresented groups in the biomedical sciences pursuing PhD, MD or MD/PhD studies. It should also be noted that this program is affiliated with Leadership Alliance.