Population Health Summer Research Fellowship for Medical Students
NYU Langone’s Department of Population Health offers paid research fellowships for MD students during the summer after the first year of medical school. The fellowship is a rewarding and educationally challenging opportunity meant for students who are new to research or looking to expand their research experience. All students who are selected as population health summer fellows will receive compensation at an hourly rate commensurate with other NYU School of Medicine summer fellowship programs for MD students.
As a fellow, you work with a dedicated faculty advisor in one of our six divisions on a rigorous, scholarly research project. Fellows are expected to present their work at a departmental research-in-progress seminar and to lead one session of a weekly journal club with a faculty co-facilitator.
Examples of projects past fellows have worked on include conducting interviews with community health workers for a study of a health coaching program to aid in the prevention of type 2 diabetes, and analyzing U.S. Census and New York City demographic data to understand the ways in which racial segregation affects access to healthy food.
How to Apply
To apply, please review all available projects (Kerberos ID and password needed) to find one that interests you, and contact the faculty advisor on that project to set up a meeting with him or her. When you have established an arrangement to work with a faculty member on a project for the summer, submit a fellowship application as a PDF document by email to Mark D. Schwartz, MD, departmental vice chair for education and faculty affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org and Kathryn Nyland, coordinator of faculty affairs and education, at email@example.com.
We accept applications the winter before the start of the fellowship. The department fellowship committee reviews applications and awards up to five fellowships per summer. Acceptance is dependent on availability of funding.
For questions about the application process, please contact Ms. Nyland at firstname.lastname@example.org or 646-501-3549.