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Summer Student Program in Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Public Health Epidemiology

New Research Opportunities for the summer of 2014

26 May - 19 July 2014

Join us at VCU for a new Summer Student Program in Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Public Health Epidemiology [PDF]. The School of Medicine will offer an integrated series of seminars and workshops that range from local to global issues in infectious diseases. Studies are related to infectious diseases from basic science (pathogenic microbiology) to applied science (epidemiology). Accepted students will be paired with a mentor to conduct research in the areas of: microbiology, clinical research, or epidemiology.

Applications

Application period will automatically close on Saturday 15 March 2014.

  • (1) Application For VCU Medical Students Only (Please indicate you are participating in the MIDPH program. A mentor will be assigned to you before the start of the program) The summer 2015 application will be available in early November 2014. Please check back then.
    • Required supporting documentation (VCU Medical Students), to be sent to Ms. Sandra Sorrell (ssorrell@vcu.edu):
      • (1) A Letter from your prospective research mentor agreeing to be your advisor for the summer and to be present for at least six weeks of the research period.
      • (2) Submission of this MIDPH Summer Program Application certifies that you will not be working another job during the period of time that you will be involved in this research project
    • VCU MD applicants will have a mentor assigned.
  • (2) Application for All Other Students [LINK] The summer 2015 application will be available in early November 2014. Please check back then.
    • Required documentation in addition to and in support of your submitted application:

      • (1) Upload of a personal statement describing your personal/professional goals; explain how this summer program will help you reach those goals. 
      • (2) unofficial transcripts from all colleges attended
      • (3) -2- letters of reference
    • Successful applicants will present at minimum, the following:
      1. Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.50 or greater.
      2. unofficial transcripts from all colleges attended, showing completion of 2 full semesters of college level work

      Frequently Asked Questions listing (all other students) [PDF]

Research Areas

Richmond

To provide more information about the city of Richmond, we have compiled the following materials:

Contact

Please email MIDPH inquiries to: