Schreyer Honors College MD/PhD Summer Exposure Program

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 Medical Scientist Training 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.

Student participants in the Schreyer Honors College MD/PhD Summer Exposure Program at Penn State College of Medicine are seen in 2018. The group, comprising five students and two faculty members, is pictured standing in a courtyard at the College of Medicine, with trees, grass and a building in the background and a statute of the Penn State Nittany Lion mascot in front of them.
Student participants in the Schreyer Honors College MD/PhD Summer Exposure Program are seen in 2018 with MD/PhD Medical Scientist Training Program co-directors Leslie Parent, MD, left, and Robert Levenson, MD, PhD, 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.

2021 Note

Note that the Schreyer program is not accepting applications for summer 2021, as the program is honoring its prior commitment to deferred accepted applicants from summer 2020.

Stipend and Housing

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

Key Dates

  • June 1, 2021: Start of internship and mandatory orientation date
  • Aug. 5, 2021: Undergraduate Research Symposium
  • Aug. 6, 2021: End of internship

For Details

For more information, please contact: