Summer Undergraduate Research Program Admissions
Qualified college students who have completed their sophomore or junior year of college and have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a PhD, MD/PhD, or MD in the biomedical sciences are encouraged to apply to our Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP).
The application for 2017 is now closed. Our application for SURP 2018 will open October 1, 2017.
SURP Application Timeline
Our program is very competitive. Every year, we receive more than 1,000 applications for approximately 30 spots. We review each application carefully and select students who show a sincere interest in research. This means we choose students who have pursued opportunities to conduct research. Although we do not specify the amount of research experience that is necessary to be considered, competitive applicants have independent work experience in a laboratory.
We send notifications of the admissions committee’s decision in late February or early March. We do have a short waiting list, and wait-listed applicants are notified later in March if a spot becomes available.
SURP Application Materials
Applications to our Summer Undergraduate Research Program require a personal statement, two letters of recommendation, and academic transcripts.
Our application for 2018 will open October 1, 2017.
Please describe your career plans and outline your reasons for applying. Make sure you indicate your academic or medical areas of interest and describe your research experience and any laboratory work that has stimulated your interest in research. Your personal statement should be no more than 500 words.
Letters of Recommendation
Two letters of recommendation are required for your application to be considered complete. The letters should be submitted by faculty who have worked with you personally and can attest to your interest in biomedical research.
Academic transcripts from the registrar of all colleges and universities you have attended must be included in your application for it to be considered complete. Please do not send hard copies to the office.
If you have questions about our program, email Amanda Tufekcier, program coordinator, at email@example.com or call our office at 212-263-5648.