Schreyer Honors College MD/PhD Summer Exposure Program

The Schreyer Honors College MD/PhD Summer Exposure Program is open only to students at Penn State Schreyer Honors College.

The Penn State College of Medicine MD/PhD Program runs this 10-week summer exposure program for outstanding students in the Schreyer Honors College who are interested in becoming physician-scientists.

Students will spend 10 weeks working in a biomedical research laboratory at the College of Medicine under the guidance of a faculty member on the MD/PhD training faculty.

They will also shadow a physician during a once-weekly clinical exposure session.

Students will participate in all SURIP (Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program) activities, including a research forum at the end of the summer.

Schreyer Honors College MD/PhD Summer Exposure Program participants pose behind a Nittany Lion statue, along with associate director Aron Lukacher, MD, PhD; co-director Robert Levenson, PhD, right; and program administrator Alison Smolinski, MA.
Student participants in the Schreyer Honors College MD/PhD Summer Exposure Program are seen in 2022 with MD/PhD Program Associate Director Aron Lukacher, MD, PhD, left; co-director Robert Levenson, PhD, second from right; and program administrator Alison Smolinski, MA, right.

Student Selection

Up to four students will be selected. Excellent students may be offered the opportunity to return for a second summer.

This summer program is linked to the Schreyer Honors College MD/PhD Early Assurance Status (EAS) Program.

2023 Note

The Schreyer Honors College MD/PhD Summer Exposure Program will begin accepting applications for summer 2023 on Nov. 28, 2022. Applications will be accepted until Feb. 1, 2023.

Stipend and Housing

Students in the summer program will receive a $4,000 stipend. Housing costs are the student's responsibility.

Key Dates

  • May 30, 2023: Start of internship and mandatory orientation date
  • Aug. 3, 2023: Undergraduate Research Symposium
  • Aug. 4, 2023: End of internship

For Details

For more information, please contact: