The Multidisciplinary Summer Research Education Program for Health Professional Trainees is a NIH-funded research/education program sponsored by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). This program is intended for highly motivated students at New Jersey Medical School, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, School of Dental Medicine and School of Health Profession interested in pursuing a career as a clinician scientist. Ten students will be accepted into this program and are provided with an opportunity to participate in research in areas related to cardiology, pulmonology or hematology with one of 30 faculty mentors with active, nationally recognized research programs The mentors conduct high-level research (basic, translational and clinical) using cutting-edge, experimental strategies and contemporary methodology.

In addition to their research experience, students will be involved in career development enrichment activities to foster their goals along the clinician scientist track. The training allows for a life-long commitment to scientific research, as well as to train the next generation of health professionals. The 10-week program runs full time through the student's summer break, exact dates based on each school's academic schedules, and provides a $4,800 stipend and funds to assist with housing during the summer program.

Students who wish to acquire a better appreciation for the importance of research to clinical practice and are motivated to integrate research in their post-graduate clinical training and career development are encouraged to apply. Special consideration will be given to students from economically and/or socially disadvantaged backgrounds, including underrepresented minority applicants. Eligibility criteria and application form can be found here.

For further information please contact us at summerscience@njms.rutgers.edu