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Summer Research Scholars (SRS)

Program Description

Tentatively, the program WILL be held in the Summer of 2021.

SRS is an eight‐week program designed to help exceptionally well‐qualified undergraduate students gain valuable research experience in the College of Graduate Health Sciences. Students are matched with UTHSC faculty and spend the eight weeks learning about real‐world research protocols, enhancing biomedical information and retrieval skills, and designing scientific abstracts, among other things. The program culminates with presentations by the students based on the research they worked on during the summer.

Program Overview

Students gain hands-on research experience in UTHSC’s dynamic research laboratories with the goal of introducing them to graduate education the biomedical sciences. 

  • Eight-week paid internship (June and July)
  • Enhance skills in biomedical information retrieval
  • Participation scientific presentation workshop
  • Participation in scientific abstract writing workshop
  • Strengthen communication skills in biomedical sciences
  • Research Opportunities are available in: Biomedical Engineering, Epidemiology, Health Outcomes and Policy Research, Integrated Biomedical Sciences, Nursing Science, and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Student Eligibility
  • Currently enrolled undergraduate students in an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in required science courses (official transcript required)
  • Previous research experience is preferred but not required
Prerequisite Course Requirements
  • Must have completed at least one semester of general biology and/or general chemistry prior to application.
  • Application opens each year on the first of December
  • Application closes each year on the last day February
  • Documents required:
    • Two (2) letters of recommendation from college professors
    • Official Transcript(s)
    • Personal Statement
  • Housing is provided to non-local residents, upon request.
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SRS Important Dates

  • Dec. 1, 2020: Application opens
  • Feb. 28, 2021: Application deadline
  • June 7, 2021: Program begins
  • July 30, 2021: Program ends

Last Published: Mar 12, 2021