Undergraduate Research for Prospective Physician-Scientists and Physician-Engineers

GENERAL INFORMATION. The Indiana University Medical Scientist Training Program is recruiting high-performing undergraduate students who are committed to pursuing an integrated career as a physician-scientist or a physician-engineer and desire to obtain combined degree training in an MD/ PhD Program. This is a program for individuals who will commit a significant component of their career to pursuing basic science, biomedical engineering or human translational discovery within their professional career as a physician. Individuals who wish to pursue a career as a physician only or individuals who envision biomedical discovery as a minor component of their professional career should not apply to this program but should instead seek other programs designed for your desired career track. This program will begin on May 24 and end August 2, 2017.

RESEARCH AREAS. Opportunities for research are expected to be available in basic science disciplines and through the interdisciplinary centers for medical research at the Indiana University School of Medicine.


HOUSING. Housing will be provided to participants whose permanent address is >30 miles from the IU School of Medicine campus in Indianapolis.

ELIGIBILITY. The program is open to undergraduate students who have completed their freshman or sophomore year of course work with a background in biology, chemistry, physics or engineering. Applicants must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident of the United States (i.e., possess a valid Permanent Resident Card USCIS Form I-551).

APPLICATION. The application is available online in MS Word Format:

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Indiana University School of Medicine
635 Barnhill Drive, MS 207
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202-5120
Tel: 317-278-5207
Fax: 317-278-5241

Application Deadline: February 8, 2017
Decision Date: March 8, 2017

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