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.

Stipend and Housing

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

Key Dates

  • March 1: Applications due.
  • May 26: Start of internship and mandatory orientation date
  • July 30: Undergraduate Research Symposium
  • July 31: End of internship 

For Details

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