Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

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As one of the top research universities in the United States, Case Western Reserve University highly values student research which provides opportunities for active learning, practical experience and training. Below is a list of summer research opportunities for undergraduate and medical students offered by the University, School of Medicine or in the Cleveland area.

Rigorous 6-week program (June 6-July 17, 2015) for pre-health (medical/dental) college students;  Eligibility: Freshmen and Sophomores of racially/ethnically underrepresented minority and/or from disadvantaged backgrounds, who have a strong interest in pursuing medical or dental careers.  
Application Deadline: March 1st ;  Stipend: $600;  Housing and meals: provided;  Travel:  limited support

Academic Careers in Engineering and Science for Minority Students
May 26-August 1, A 10-week, biomedical research program for minority undergraduate students in science and engineering. Stipend $3,500 and support for meals, housing, travel and supplies. Application Deadline: February 14, 2015

Heart, Lung and Blood Minority Research Training Program, May-July
An 8-10 week program for minority, low-income, or disabled undergraduate and medical students in cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematological or sleep disorders research, with a weekly seminar series and poster session. Stipend $1,750 per month, plus support for housing and travel. Application Deadline for Undergraduates: February 15, 2015 Application Deadline for Medical Students: March 1, 2015

MetroHealth Chester Scholars Program, May 26-July 31, 2015
A 10-week program in clinical or laboratory research settings at MetroHealth Medical Center that includes observation of surgery and hospital rounds. Open to 15 students who have completed their second year of undergraduate studies in the sciences, and who is either an Ohio resident or attends an Ohio university. Stipend $2,500. Application Deadline: February 13, 2015

Minority HIV Research Training Program, June-July
An eight-week program where students work side-by-side with a Center for AIDS Research faculty member on various projects. Open to undergraduate, graduate or medical students enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university. Stipend $3,500. Application Deadline: February 7, 2014

Pediatrics Program in Summer Research, May 26 - July 31, 2015, or June 1 - August 7, 2015 
A 10-week program in biomedical and psychosocial research relating to pediatric disorders supported by the Department of Pediatrics at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital and Case Western Reserve University. Open to undergraduates who have completed the first year of study from any U.S. college or university. Stipend $3,000. Application Deadline: February 28, 2015

Summer on the Cuyahoga Internships (SOTC), June - August
SOTC offers PAID internships in a variety of fields including finance, technology, marketing, IT, human resources and entrepreneurism.  About 60 students from Case Western Reserve University, Colgate University, Cornell University, Denison University, Ohio Wesleyan University, Smith College, University of Chicago and Yale University participate in SOTC, and the program also includes FREE housing at CSU, an immersion program into the civic, cultural and social opportunities in Greater Cleveland, and connections to CWRU alumni hosts.  Employers post positions on the SOTC website from Nov - March, and interviews and offers/acceptances occur according to each employer's schedule.

Undergraduate Research Program in Physiology and Biophysics, May 26- July 31, 2015
An eight-week program offered by the Department of Physiology and Biophysics where students obtain first-hand research experience in a state-of-the-art research environment. Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors from any American university. Stipend $3,500. Application Deadline: March 31, 2015

Undergraduate Research in Pharmacology, May 26 - August 1
A 10-week, hands-on research program in molecular pharmacology offered through Case Western Reserve University's Department of Pharmacology, and funded, in part, by the American Society for Pharmacology and Therapeutics-sponsored Summer Program in Undergraduate Research. Open to those completing their sophomore or junior year, who have strong academic records and have completed at least one laboratory course prior to application. Stipend $3,000 plus lodging and food allowance. Application Deadline: January 31, 2015

Undergraduate Research, Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute
Various opportunities for juniors and seniors to gain hands-on experience in laboratory techniques and to explore careers in biomedical research. 

Undergraduate Research, Cleveland Clinic Center for Reproductive Medicine, June 15-July 31
A seven-week program including state-of-the-art lectures, cutting edge bench research, and opportunities to write scientific research articles for publication in medical journals. The focus of this internship is on human infertility and reproductive medicine research with world-renowned scientists from the Cleveland Clinic Center for Reproductive Medicine. Open to medical or undergraduate students interested in a medical career. Application Deadline: March 1, 2015

The Cleveland Foundation Summer Internships Program
Since 1999, the Cleveland Foundation has conducted a summer internship program that provides undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates an opportunity to work for 11 weeks in Cleveland-area nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies. Application Deadline: January 30, 2015

The NASA Glenn Research Center Research Internships
The Lewis' Educational and Research Collaborative Internship Project at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio consists of internships for High School Students, College Students, and Secondary School Teachers. 
Student Application Season: November 10, 2014 - March 1, 2015 at
Glenn Mentors posting internship opportunities on the One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI) Website: Now - February 6, 2015
Internship Sessions:  
College Internships, June 1 - August 7, 2015; June 15 - August 21, 2015 (choose one 10 week session)
High School Internships, June 15 - August 7, 2015
Glenn Office of Education makes offers to students: â€“ March 3 - March 31, 2015
High School stipend: $2,800
Undergraduate stipend: $6,000
Graduate Student stipend: $7,500
Teacher stipend: $10,000

Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP), July (a year long program)
The Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) provides an outstanding environment for students who feel additional preparation in research is needed. PREP Scholars enjoy mentored research experience, graduate courses, GRE workshops, and a variety of venues to interact with and learn from some of the best researchers in the world. Application Deadline: March 16, 2015



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